Lamboo makes splash with launch of bamboo boat

August 31, 2012 10:39 AM
Lamboo Inc., a local manufacturer and distributor of engineered bamboo for structural, architectural and industrial applications announced that it has introduced the world's first tender designed with the rapidly renewable resource of bamboo, the Lamboo Tender R1. A tender is a small vessel designed to be lightweight and agile to ferry supplies and passengers between a larger vessel such as a yacht to other ships.
Lamboo teamed with Sigmund Yacht Design, a leading yacht and tender design firm, that chose Lamboo materials due to the superior strength and performance attributes of our laminated bamboo. Luke Schutte, Lamboo CEO said, "This showcase is a key example of both companies' commitment to integration of environmentally responsible methods matched with innovative engineering of performance materials into the nautical market. Lamboo is practical material with a variety of potential uses."
Lamboo, which has recently been nominated for the prestigious 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards and the Governor's Sustainability Award, won the Springfield Project Innovation Award earlier this year. Gary Camarano, Global Strategies Director for Galesburg's EBI Network commented, "Lamboo is truly an innovative company. It utilizes the most rapidly renewable resource on the planet to provide alternative high performance products. What they are doing is very cutting edge and I am glad Galesburg is a part of it." Lamboo opened a distribution facility at Galesburg's Sustainable Business Center in early 2012 and has plans for increasing its foot print there.
Mayor Sal Garza said, "Lamboo is an example of the innovative, sustainable businesses we hope to attract to the region. Companies like Lamboo will help grow and diversify our industrial base, and create jobs. I'm extremely proud of this company. It's American innovation at its finest."
For more information about Lamboo, Inc. contact Debby Richardson, Director of Marketing at


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