Redheat on its way to the Arctic Circle – in a converted Lifeboat
This specialist ultrathin heating solution, Redheat, has been successfully installed in a converted lifeboat which has now begun it’s 3,500km expedition to Tromsø, Norway, in the arctic circle.
The bright yellow lifeboat, named Stødig, was previously a 100-person lifeboat for CalMac Ferries in Scotland. The lifeboat has been carefully converted over the last 12+ months into a “utilitarian expedition vessel” to carry Architects, renovators & owners Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel on the adventure of a lifetime to Tromsø, Norway, 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Guylee, David and dog Shackleton departed their moorings in Newhaven on Monday 20th May, expecting to arrive in roughly 5 months’ time.
Guylee and David heard about Redheat while researching renewable and low energy solutions for the lifeboat and were put in touch with the team at Daylight Energy. The Redheat infrared heating film was a perfect solution for the lifeboat; it’s unique flexibility and 0.5mm thinness meant that it could be fitted on the curved internal walls of the lifeboat, underneath the hardwood ply lining.
As energy availability is limited on the lifeboat, it was important for the heating solution to also be as low energy as possible, but to still be effective in Arctic winter temperatures! The converted lifeboat also features solar and wind power, a composting toilet and plenty of space for equipment and guests within the two forward cabins and kitchen & dining area.
Follow the progress of Guylee, David and Shackleton via their Instagram page (@arcticlifeboat), Facebook page (Stødig) or via their website www.arctic-lifeboat.com. To find out more about Redheat, please visit www.redheatsolutions.com or contact the team to experience this specialist heating solution for yourself at the Daylight Energy office in Poole.