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REGENT Craft Secures Investment from H.I.S.

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REGENT, the manufacturer of all-electric seagliders for sustainable maritime mobility, today announced a strategic investment from H.I.S. Group,

REGENT, the manufacturer of all-electric seagliders for sustainable maritime mobility, today announced a strategic investment from H.I.S. Group, one of Japan’s largest travel agencies. This investment marks a significant step forward in advancing sustainable travel and enhancing regional travel experiences for customers in Japan and beyond.

REGENT seagliders are a hydrofoiling wing-in-ground effect craft that operate exclusively over water.  They represent a new category of maritime vessel combining the high speed of an airplane with the low operating cost of a boat. These all-electric, zero-emission vessels leverage existing dock infrastructure to carry people and goods up to 180 nautical miles with current battery technology. 

H.I.S. aims to not only support REGENT in bringing seagliders to market but also to transform the tourism and travel sector by leveraging their expertise to create captivating travel experiences for their customers. 

“During REGENT’s recent tour of Japan we experienced firsthand the ways in which people are connected by water and how that connection permeates daily life,” said Billy Thalheimer, co-founder & CEO of REGENT. “Regional mobility, specifically regional coastal mobility, is critically important there, making Japan a truly perfect market for seagliders. We’re thrilled to be partnering with H.I.S. to accelerate the adoption of this innovative and environmentally friendly technology in the tourism industry.” 

In addition to the investment, one of the key initiatives enabled by this partnership is the development of recommendations for integrating seaglider technology into Japan’s infrastructure, particularly in the tourism sector. Leveraging the expertise of H.I.S. in collaboration with other industry leaders, these recommendations will focus on enhancing travel experiences, promoting sustainable tourism practices, and leveraging seaglider technology to unlock new tourism opportunities along Japan’s picturesque coastlines. 

SOURCE: REGENT

 

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