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Lilypad Featured on MiBiz Podcast

Listen to Dana Lowell, CEO of Lilypad Labs, discuss the future of sustainable boating with Justine Burdette, Associate Publisher of MiBiz, a top source for business news in Michigan.  Lilypad has leveraged triple bottom line principles, Michigan manufacturing know-how, and a circular supply chain to develop and fabricate a solar-powered boat that is a cinch to rent and use – even for first-time boaters.

C3 Clean Tech Accelerator

Lilypad received a $60,000 investment from the C3 Clean Tech Accelerator and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).  The investment was on based on Lilypad’s carbon free approach to shareable recreational boating.  This includes supporting the development and manufacturing of Lilypad to achieve a significant economic multiplier effect within Michigan’s world class manufacturing community. 

On Water Deployment

Lilypad began BETA customer testing in Saugatuck, MI this October in support of our OFME deployment grant.  Working in conjunction with Retro Boats we began testing the platform operation, customer user experience, and overall performance of the LIlypad platform.  Customer support has been overwhelmingly positive with a net promoter score of 80+%.  Lessons from this deployment will be incorporated into future builds.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO OFFICIAL LAUNCH IN SUMMER 2022!

Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

“The Great Lakes State is uniquely suited to tap into the abundant water-based resources available in our backyard to research sustainable solutions that will support Michigan’s maritime industry and preserve our greatest natural resource for generations to come,” said Governor Whitmer. “These new projects will allow us to support this critical workforce while continuing to create a more innovative and environmentally-friendly future for our state.”

What others are saying

This is incredible and the most fun I have had driving anything!

- Justine B

This would be great for someone who is fearful of boating. Lilypad is very very responsive

- Jesica F

Lilypad is very fun and relaxing, and easy to control.

- Grace L

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