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Round Britain eRIB Challenge 2023 plans for a 17 year old to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB.

There is an increasing awareness of the environmental impacts we are having on the planet. The Round Britain eRIB challenge is a not-for-profit event which aims to support the marine industry’s transition to electric propulsion for leisure and small commercial craft. To do this a 17 year old skipper from Taunton, Somerset will attempt to drive an electric boat around Britain in Summer 2023. Setting off from Lyme Regis in Dorset, the team will be using a unique combination of shoreside infrastructure and on-water charging.

Events don’t just leave behind memories for its attendees but they also leave a number of physical impacts on the environment which can be both short term and long term.

Grapefruit are proud to support Harry and promote the need for more zero emission vessels on our waters. We thrive to be a sustainable company and actively research ways we can develop in our own products, services, and the events we work with. 

We believe that Harry’s cause is an important one and the introduction of electric charging infrastructure for boats all over Britain is an important change that needs to be made. We wish him luck with the Round Britain eRIB Challenge and look forward to the change it’ll bring!

For more information on the challenge visit

Inflatable 5k

To mark the end of a successful summer for Grapefruit, the team spent a day in the sun, running an inflatable 5k obstacle course.

We then bounced off for a delicious afternoon pub lunch in the new forest.

Keep an eye on our socials for the videos!

Cycle to work day

Cycle to Work Day is an annual event which us here at Grapefruit take part in. It is a day which encourages people to cycle to work instead of using other modes of transportation. The event takes place on the third Thursday of September each year and aims to promote the benefits of cycling to individuals, businesses, and the environment.

We believe Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and reduce the carbon footprint. It is an affordable, efficient, and eco-friendly way to get to work, and it can save you money on transportation costs. Moreover, it is a fun way to start the day, and cycling can also help reduce stress and improve mental health.

To participate in Cycle to Work Day, all you need to do is cycle to work on the third Thursday of September. You can also encourage your colleagues to do the same by promoting the event in your workplace. Some businesses offer incentives to employees who participate, such as free breakfast or a chance to win a prize.

Here at Grapefruit, it’s the free breakfast that attracts James and Greg every year!

Innovation Award

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Graphic Roll Out Award

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