Arya Project

What if... we build a boat that uses Rio de Janeiro rivers and canals

About Arya Project

A non-polluting urban mobility vessel should set sail for its first trips in December this year.

  • Water transportation

  • Autonomus

  • Electric

  • Environment friendly

Autonomous vessels can be operated locally or remotely, and use automation in repeated operations. In principle, the vessel will transport Hurb employees, on the passenger route between the Peninsula, where the company's headquarters are located, and the Jardim Oceânico subway station, in round trips lasting about 20 minutes each stretch, with capacity for 15 people and bicycles .

The system will be 100% electric and will not emit polluting gases. Photovoltaic panels will be installed both on the vessel and on the docking pier (located on the Peninsula), will be used as a charging station and will contribute to charging the batteries, further reducing the environmental impact of the initiative. In addition, the technology will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods to detect oil and water pollution during navigation, contributing to regulatory agents in environmental control measures.

Latest Releases


Final phase of the basic project

we are concluding the basic project, so we already have the main design and engineering features ready to send to manufacturing.(31/03/22)

Canal bathymetry

We map the points that we are going to do cleaning and dredging (11/02/22)

Project kick-off

Canal Research (02/02/22)

Peninsula - Jardim ocenânico Metro

Our first line (15/01/22)

Going beyond

The boat will be a new option for urban mobility capable of saving people's time and integrating the existing urban fabric. Similar vessels are already starting to operate in other countries, such as "Roboat", in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Brazil, the Arya will be the first model in operation, with the know-how of TideWise.

Project benefits

  • 100% eletric
  • Improve Rio Traffic Efficience
  • Low noise emission
  • Canal cleaning

Creating new solutions solving old problems

First 3d moddel of the Arya 22

We will make navigation through Barra da Tijuca canal viable, witch means that will be possible to reduce a travel time that reached more than 60 min to 20 min.

Schedule 2022



Set the project objective, schedule and deliverables.


Basic Project

Main dimensions, construction method, operating speed, autonomy, load capacity, requirements for WiseControlTM, operational and regulatory requirements.


Detailed Project

Boat construction plans, bill of material, construction schedule, testing schedule, legal and regulatory requirements.

26 April

Build and Ship

Construction of the first boat and qualification tests.