Gwen Rongen

Deck and Modularity Engineer


Designing, building and racing with the same boat sounds like a dream to be a part of. During internships and projects at school, I usually go through a specific subject of the whole design process. To be able to experience everything from nothing to a hydrogen powered boat is reason enough to participate in the Solar Boat Team.

At the moment I'm studying in my fourth year of maritime engineering at the Hogeschool of Rotterdam where I learn a lot about shipbuidling. My fascination of a boat is also about the basic element s of a boat, the hull.

This year for the first time the Solar Boat Team is sailing on hydrogen. Hydrogen as an energy is still in its infancy and it is therefore an interesting challenge for me to build a boat that sails on hydrogen. Working with 21 students also involves a lot of fun and friendships, this in combination with building a boat and one of my dreams has become reality.

Gwen Rongen