FRS enters agreement with REGENT for seagliders


Ferry operator, FRS has entered into an agreement with REGENT Craft to add the US OEM’s seagliders to its fleet.

Germany-based FRS plans to operate two of REGENT’s seaglider types: the Viceroys, each holding up to 12 passengers or cargo up to 3,500lbs, and the Monarchs, which can hold up to 100 passengers.

REGENT’s international and domestic commercial sales book now totals more than US$7B.

Billy Thalheimer, CEO of REGENT said: “FRS has been a leader in maritime innovation for many years, pioneering a distributed operating model that is well suited for the global deployment of seagliders. From the United States, to Europe, to the Middle East, look for bright red FRS seagliders lowering the cost, time, and emissions of coastal travel soon.”

REGENT’s portfolio of international customers now includes Ocean Flyer in New Zealand, Split Express in Croatia, and Brittany Ferries in the UK and France.

Moritz Bruns, director Business & Corporate Development, FRS said: “REGENT’s seagliders fit perfectly to our product range in many of our worldwide operations. Providing safe and fastest travel possibilities, be it for commuters, tourists or even cargo clients is part of our DNA. The strategic partnership with REGENT enables us to further expand our route network and offer our clients new and unique travel possibilities and experiences around the globe.”