First launched in 2018 and based on a third generation triple stepped Air Entrapment Monohull (AEM), the Bladerunner 45 is a true Grand Tourer capable of extended high speed cruising and a top speed of 70 knots.
Shuttleworth Design worked closely with Ice Marine from an early stage in the project through to the launch of the first vessel, providing support with exterior design, full interior design, detailed mould tool design, 3D CAD modelling, and visualisation.
Jeremy Watts, founder of Ice Marine, had a simple brief in mind when he set out to produce the BR45:
A timeless design, where 'Form follows Function', and improved efficiency and ride at high cruising speeds in open water. Great acceleration and drivability in heavy seas and safe predictable handling, even when presented with challenging conditions.
A light and airy cockpit, enhanced by full span electric drop side windows, and cockpit ergonomics optimised for extended cruising with excellent visibility and protection from the elements.
A practical deck layout, with large side decks that allow easy walk-around access along the entire length of the boat. Large easily accessible outdoor spaces for relaxation, sunbathing and swimming and comfortable accommodation for two to four people.
ICE Marine was established in 1995 by Jeremy Watts, along with a team of highly respected offshore racing professionals in the field of design, engineering and manufacture, including eminent Naval Architect Lorne Campbell. The company started out on its mission to improve the Performance, Efficiency, Handling and Safety of High Speed Offshore Powerboats. Initially focusing on the leisure market with the Bladerunner Series, ICE Marine has now grown and diversified to include the Commercial and Military sectors, offering Design, Prototyping and Manufacture of boats ranging from 5m - 25m. To find out more click here
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