National Third prize winner

Popa Boat

Fully solar powered sustainable catamaran for ridesharing in urban waters.


There is massive public worry about CO2 emission of the diesel cars, however the big polluters are in our waters. While having a longtime goal to change the cargo shipping industry, we are starting by introducing sustainable ride-sharing solution on the water. Popa Boat is a smart solar-powered catamaran designed to be used in the urban waters for a sightseeing, transportation and leisure activity. We sell our boats to recreational businesses and municipalities for a price starting at 5 000 Eur.

Standard model (fitting 4-persons) is 4.2 x 2.5 meters in size, weights 400 kg, and has a 0.3 m deep waterline. It can run for 8h on cruising speed (6km/h) and for 5h on maximum speed (8km/h). Average battery charge time is 7 hours. Boat is made using simple “lego-based” design, therefore it is very convenient to transport. Customised models can include larger capacity battery, mobile control, various sensors for data collection. Do you have special requests? Let’s discuss!


Quick facts

  • 2018 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Urban Transitions
  • Lithuania

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  • Tomas Vėlius (Founder) Marketing, Sales. Edvinas Vitkus Software, Data. Andrėjus Filimonovas Automation Engineering, Electronics. Žydrūnas Asmontas Industrial Design, Modeling.

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