Kebony has cut its teeth in construction projects for roofing and cladding but its dimensional stability and resistance to water lends itself well for use in maritime world as well. We have been involved in a number of boat and decking projects over the years but our most recent foray is with Copenhagen’s start-up, Goboat, and its fleet of solar-powered, Kebony-clad picnic boats.
The project, designed with nature and sustainability considerations at its core, aimed to create a maritime oasis in the heart of Denmark’s capital city. The eco-friendly principals of GoBoat resonated with Kebony’s ambitions to divert demand from the rainforest so it seemed like a natural partnership.
Kebony’s sustainable and high-performance wood clads the Goboat terminal, the floating bridge and the cladding for the boats themselves. Further environmental innovations employed in these Danish designed boats included the use of recycled plastic on the boats and a solar-powered rental terminal developed by Gaia Solar.
The design of the terminal at Islands Brygge in Copenhagen Harbour, complements the neighboring harbour architecture and the materials used for the project were selected to add beauty to the area. Our wood evolves with its surroundings to develop a beautiful silver grey patina over time.