The event continues to grow and is about to welcome 38 teams from 20 different countries.
The 9th Energy Boat Challenge is back. From July 4 to 9, the yachting showcase of tomorrow counts will present no less than 50 boats powered by alternative energies.
Organized by the Yacht Club of Monaco in collaboration with the Prince Albert II Foundation, the Monaco Energy Boat allows you to discover the advances and solutions developed by the industry and the 27 universities present.
While the events allow these novelties to be put into practice, the general public will also have the opportunity to discover the new boats through exhibitions and conferences. They will be organized on Thursday July 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on July 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The subjects of this edition? The opportunities and limits of the energy transition in yachting and the barriers of hydrogen in the maritime sector, in particular with regard to port regulations and the economic viability of projects.
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1 challenge, 3 classes
The boats of the future will compete in duels, slaloms and races in three categories: Solar Class, Energy Class and Open Sea Class.
Each has its specificity. For example, the first is the historic category where solar power is king.
The second is for the teams to design their cockpit and find the best green energy solution for a propulsion system with the constraint of using a selected amount of energy.
The last category brings together industrial boats already on the market or about to enter it. Its tests aimed at revealing the potential and the autonomy of each boat thanks to endurance tests
The exhibitions and the challenge will take place on the Quai Louis II completely free of charge. For the required, a job dating is even planned for the afternoon of July 7th.