Chartwell makes strategic hire to expand into fast passenger ferries


Chartwell Marine, UK pioneer of next-generation vessel design, announces the addition of Christophe Rident (pictured) as Senior Naval Architect to its professional roster. Rident joins the team as Chartwell carries forward plans to expand into the fast ferry market in 2024, identifying it as the next key sector for decarbonisation. In his role, Rident will support activities in the design and eventual commercialisation of vessels.

With over a decade of experience as a naval architect, Rident joins from BMT, where he played a key role in developing full-electric and hybrid fast ferry and commercial vessel solutions. His responsibilities included managing projects from initial concept to completion, conducting trials and providing after-support.

Additionally, Rident contributed to the design and construction of only the second, and currently fastest EPA Tier-4 ferry in the US.