Monaco Energy Boat Challenge: Over 50 boats and 23 nations participate in…

Monaco Energy Boat Challenge: Over 50 boats and 23 nations participate in…


MONACO, May 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Peru, USA, Canada, India, but also Turkey, Croatia, Italy and Portugal. These are some of the countries taking part in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, the largest meeting dedicated to alternative energy sources, organized by the Yacht Club de Monaco from July 3rd to 8th. Already 27 teams from 23 nations have completed their registrations in the solar and energy classes, categories mainly made up of engineering students. The event has also attracted around 15 professional participants who have come to present their latest innovations at the first YCM E-Boat Rally from Monaco to Cala del Forte in Italy. YCM has also set a zero emissions target with its 100% electric press and safety boats. In total, more than 50 boats will be at sea in Monaco Bay. “YCM aims to be a driver of ecological change, a goal that is part of the collective approach ‘Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting’,” said YCM Secretary General Bernard d’Alessandri. This unique event worldwide focuses on open source research and development, with a full program of nautical challenges at sea, daily Tech Talks, industry pitches and a conference and is supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Other partners include Credit Suisse, BMW and SBM Offshore, which includes major players in the yachting industry such as shipyards Sanlorenzo, Oceanco, Ferretti and Monaco Marine.

As every year, sustainability discussions will take place at the event with a half-day conference (Thursday 6 July) entitled ‘Challenges, Commitment and Acceptance to take stock of the challenges ahead and progress made’. The next day (Friday 7th July) the 4th Hydrogen Round Table organized by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Energy Transition Mission and the YCM will take place. Monegasque, French and international governmental and institutional stakeholders will meet with international developers of hydrogen projects. Annually, the number of hydrogen-related…


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