PJ Charles Moray

Managing Director

Charles Moray is Managing Director of Oceanfoil®, the maritime technology company pioneering aerofoil sail technology for oceangoing vessels. Charles’ investment banking background provides solid footing to propel this market ready propulsion-assist solution to the forefront of fuel efficiency technologies for shipping.

He spent most of his working life as a high-level investment banker including positions as Director at First Boston Europe (now Credit Suisse), Director and Vice President at Merrill Lynch International (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Director of Columbus Asset Management and Partner at Beechside Investments Limited. In July 2012 he acquired the IP for the patent pending aerofoil sail system and founded Oceanfoil®.

Charles was educated at the Université d’Aix-Marseilles and Harrow School.

Charles can be contacted via LinkedIn here.



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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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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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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BMT Report: Oceanfoil Aerofoil Technology achieves average 14% fuel and emissions savings

05th December 2017

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UK Intellectual Property Office confirm two patents

05th August 2015

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