Steller Systems’ Success at 2014 QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Steller Systems has been awarded third place in the 2014 QinetiQ Industry Powerboat Challenge, beating teams from Babcock, BAE Systems, the Ministry of Defence and BMT.

Steller Systems’ team of Naval Architects designed, built and raced a 670mm model powerboat, using tools and techniques normally reserved for designing larger vessels.

This year’s contest pitted nine teams from the marine industry against each other, racing around a challenging course at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin facility in Haslar.  For the first time, this year’s contest took place with wavemakers running, providing an added challenge and testing the designs to the limit.

The event is organised and hosted annually by QinetiQ, and provides an excellent and fun opportunity for industry to network in an informal setting.

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