Al Seer Marine has announced the signature of a cooperation agreement with Iceland-based company Rafnar. Rafnar began as a research and development company for the unique ÖK Hull, a hull platform that ensures endurance, comfort and safety for mariners in the harshest of environments by reducing wave slamming impacts by up to 95%. The company now sells its own premium vessels and provides licensing opportunities for their ÖK Hull technology to vessel builders. The initial goal of this collaboration is to convert Rafnar’s famous Embla RHIB platform into a manned and unmanned surface vessel (USV) in turn making it the most stable USV platform of its size in the world. Embla earned its reputation in the industry when it crossed the North Atlantic from Iceland to Gothenburg unsupported, tackling up to 6-metre waves over a 1,357 nautical mile distance.