TransOceanic Wind Transport
TOWT - Transport by sail
Wind propulsion for a cleaner future
Using wind power to ensure a future of low-carbon maritime emissions, sailing offers opportunities for economic development and innovation.
Nautical routes launched
The legacy of the past is now the future
TOWT – Transport by sail is a future oriented Breton company, specialising, since 2011 in the transport of goods by sail. Building on the legacy of shipping routes with former working or replica sailboats, TOWT is reviving an environmentally friendly mode of transportation that addresses current and future environmental issues. Wind energy allows the transport of goods at both regional and international levels while considerably limiting CO2 emissions compared to conventional modes of transport.
Commitment to our products and customers
TOWT's environmental approach is not limited just to the use of renewable energy for the transportation of goods. The goods themselves and the producers are part of this commitment. Wines, beers, teas, chocolates, etc. marketed by TOWT are all organic, natural or fair trade. In addition, the Breton company strives to offer its customers authentic products of excellent quality. The label "Transported by sail" guarantees a reduction in CO2 emissions, and is affixed on each product. A number on the label also gives access to additional information on the product’s voyage.
The sailboat of the future
TOWT is conducting a research and development programme for the construction of a new type of working sailing boat. Supported by ADEME,the project benefits from the Investors of the Future Programme. It aims to design a new generation of tall ships for the transportation of goods that meet the criteria of cost, reliability, capacity and speed. The modern sailing ship is a great vector of innovation. It will enable the application of new technologies, particularly in naval architecture, and also new environmentally friendly logistical and commercial uses.
The values of TOWT- Inspired by the sea
The recognized TOWT approach
TOWT's environmental, cultural and economic approach and the innovative nature of its work is widely recognized by partners and institutions.
We can notably mention the support of the ADEME and the Brittany Region, the honor loan of Réseau Entreprendre Bretagne, the financing granted by Initiative Pays de Brest and by Initiatives Remarquables France which distinguishes the "entrepreneurs who invent the economy of tomorrow”. The company has also benefited from the support of Technopôle Brest Iroise (2014-2016) and the Business Institutions of Pays de Douarnenez (2016).
The TOWT crew
While TOWT aims to reduce the consumption of fossil and polluting energy, the shipping company, on the other hand, does not skimp on human energy. The crew consists of 5 members including Guillaume and Diana, the captains.
Guillaume LE GRAND
Manager / Co-founder