About us

We are Oceanfoil®, the maritime technology company pioneering proven aerofoil technology for the global commercial fleet.

Our technology is a propulsion-assist aerofoil sail, or “wingsail”, the original version of which demonstrated potential savings of up to 10% in sea trials in 1986/7. Oceanfoil®’s improved design and engineering has shown potential reductions in fuel consumption of up to 20% in Computational Fluid Dynamics testing.

Our in-house expertise is combined with expert partners that enable us to deliver world leading propulsion-assist aerofoil technology that can support a new era of wind power within the shipping industry.

Partnership Strategy

We work in partnership with UK based Naval Architecture firm, Owen Clarke Design LLP, whose experience with design and engineering of vessels including sail-powered racing yachts gives them significant expertise in the area of engineering superior performance from wingsail technology.

To fully understand the savings potential of Oceanfoil®’s wingsail upon a broad range of vessel types, down to specific individual vessels, we partner with the UCL Energy Institute to develop software to calculate fuel savings from a given data set.

 

Experts in Low Carbon Shipping research and reducing energy consumption in transport, UCL Energy Institute have the in-depth database on ships’ fuel consumption and on weather patterns to assist us in calculating wind directions and strength to help us accurately communicate the benefits of using Oceanfoil® wingsails.

Oceanfoil® is committed to delivering the best possible fuel savings from wingsail technology and as such we are in a continuous R&D process to refine and improve the propulsion assist that our wingsails can offer.

Please email Charles Moray if you would like to discuss working with us.

Management

Chairman

T Alun Evans CMG

Alun Evans served in what became the Foreign and Commonwealth office, serving abroad in Rangoon,…

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Managing Director

PJ Charles Moray

Charles Moray is Managing Director of Oceanfoil®, the maritime technology company pioneering aerofoil sail technology…

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Executive Director, Engineering and Production

John Richardson

John Richardson is a consultant engineer who has overseen plant operations, site maintenance and energy…

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Marine Consultant

Captain Jonathan R Stoneley FNI

Non-Executive Director, Advisory Board Captain Stoneley has spent 37 years in the marine industry, initially…

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Technical Adviser

Donald S Lowes

For the ten years prior to his retirement in 2008 Don Lowes was the Senior…

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Design Consultant

Robert Vincent

Robert Vincent is a technical designer, specialising in the computer-aided design and drafting of marine…

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Technology

Oceanfoil®’s fuel-assist aerofoil technology uses wingsails to capture effective directional thrust from wind power. Automatically controlled from a computer installed on the bridge and not requiring any crew resource, wingsails are a proven technology. Oceanfoil®’s revised and improved design of wingsails will be available for retrofitting from the beginning of…

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Investors

In an industry that is demanding cost-cutting measures with attractive payback periods from proven technologies, Oceanfoil®’s double-digit savings potential is a promising investment opportunity for ship owners and private capital alike. Oceanfoil® brings together the engineering, naval architecture and funding expertise to develop and exploit the commercial potential of aerofoil…

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Eco-efficiency

Shipping is facing many challenges; rising fuel prices, pressure from charterers and the wider supply chain and substantial new environmental legislation. By improving fuel efficiency, ship owners and operators can boost their daily operations alongside their environmental credentials. The shipping industry today is facing significant new regulation, specifically aimed at…

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News

UK Intellectual Property Office confirm two patents

05th August 2015

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Oceanfoil appoint Captain Jonathan R Stoneley

27th July 2015

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