About

Tanaruz boats are developed, designed and produced by the Rotterdam-based start-up RAW Idea BV. We take to reconnecting with nature, quality time, and most importantly, the environment. Therefore, we choose to work with 3D printing technology and reusable plastics to produce our sustainable Tanaruz Boats. With our advanced 3D printing technology and recyclable materials, the boats can be shredded and reprinted so nothing goes to waste Our state-of-the-art software and production technologies allow you to personalise your very own boat and express your creativity.

Tanaruz is perfect for someone who seeks a unique voyage and a one of a kind experience - whether it is a short escape from the city or a sail across the sea.

Our startup stands for innovative yacht design solutions. In our practice, we continuously develop forward-thinking technologies and software possibilities. Tanaruz core identity lies in the preservation of the environment through the recycled material for yacht production.

We take pride in our engineering approach to create the closed-cycle economy of plastic recycling. Through the use of 3D printing technologies, integration of advanced software and augmented reality (AR) in the design process, we create an unprecedented level of yacht customization.

Tanaruz and RAW Idea's mission is to introduce the yacht designs that shifts 21st-century technology forward through the introduction of the new fields of engineering knowledge and daring visions.

Meet The Team

Alexey Shifman

Alexey Shifman

Co-Owner

Hans Franke

Hans Franke

Co-Owner

David Marks

David Marks

Advisor

Seth James Haringa

Seth James Haringa

Marketing Director

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George Birman

UX-Designer

Vahid Namvari

Vahid Namvari

Product Designer

Sven de Jager

Sven de Jager

Fundraising Manager

Tatiana Shifman

Tatiana Shifman

Sr. Marketing Project Manager

Lars Breugelmans

Lars Breugelmans

Design and Production Engineer

Susan Bui

Susan Bui

Marketeer

Tanaruz in Numbers

  • Founded in April

  • Employees

  • Nationalities

History of RAW IDEA


The encountered problems with existing formulas were the main reason for the creation of RAW Idea.


Business Developer Hans found the sailing experience in The Netherlands to be expensive. The existing shipbuilding industry was not client-friendly and had a rather slow development in his eyes. With these problems in mind, Hans turned to appreciate the simple and proven concepts of the Swedish sailor Sven Yrvind. In addition, various developments for customisation in the auto industry also gave him an idea.


On the other hand, shipping engineer Alexey saw many flaws in the Dutch designs that were on the market. He found them to be bureaucratic, conservative, generally be out of touch with the new generation and so disconnected from the joy of being on the water. Alexey’s origin and experience from the motherland act as a foundation for his belief that there are better ways to build a boat than traditional methods would offer.


As luck would have it, the two minds met in the world of art, where shapes, forms, and functions melt together as one.


With the creation of RAW, Alexey and Hans have taken their love for innovation to a new level.


Enjoy the ride.