With the 60th edition of the Paris Boat Show off and running, Plugboats has put together this guide to Salon Nautic Paris electric boats exhibitors to make it a little easier to find the companies that will be demonstrating the latest in electric propulsion at the show.
The electric exhibitors are all listed at the bottom of the page, but first, a few highlights to note. (Pour cette page en français, veuillez utiliser l’option ‘Translate »»’ en haut à gauche.)
France’s ‘Electric Boat Of The Year competition
The Nautic Salon has had a good electric boats presence for many years, due in part to the work and strength of France’s electric boat association, the AFBE (Association Français pour le Bateua Electrique).
One of the initiatives of the AFBE is the “Electric Boat of The Year” competition, which concentrates on the recreational e-boat sector and is open to any manufacturer with an electrically propelled boat or watercraft with a capacity of up to 12 people. They must be available in France, be CE certified or in the process of CE certification and meet the ISO 16315 standard for electric propulsion systems.
The award is voted on by the public (30%) and the AFBE jury (70%) taking into consideration qualities such as the aesthetics, energy efficiency, performance and company commitment to development of the electric boat industry. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 9 December, at the AFBE booth.
Another highlight for Salon Nautic Paris electric boats and boating enthusiasts is the Innovation Contest, launched in 2017 in coordination with the French Marine Leisure Industry Federation to encourage and promote innovative products and services in the marine leisure sector. The competition is open to any size company that has introduced an innovation for inland or open waters.
Electric boats and motors up for Innovation Award
Solar boat rental service SeaZen was the Innovation winner in last year’s virtual Salon, and President Guillaume Jacquet-Lagreze is one of this year’s judges. The short list of 17 finalists (from 48 initial entries) includes 5 electric boat or electric boat related entries:
The ARMEN Initiative has created 100% recyclable boats made of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), an industrial plastic material used in water treatment. They have 3 boats in their model range – 500, e700, h2900 – all of which are designed with electric or hydrogen propulsion as an option. The e700 is the first French boat equipped with the Gale Force 150HP propulsion system by Norway’s Evoy.
An innovative option for boaters who want to go electric but still need to keep some of the power and range capabilities of internal combustion comes from BlueNav, whose BlueSpin system creates a hybrid boat by adding electric propulsion without any structural modification. With the push of a button rim electric motors (either outboard or inboard) can be extended or retracted as required to take over from fossil fuel propulsion.
The FinX is an electric motor inspired by the movement of the fish fins. The undulating membrane replaces the spinning propeller of a traditional motor and is an extension of similarly constructed pumps used in industry and for human heart assistance. The FinX 2kW motor is protected by 15 international patents.
The RIM6 from Hy-Generation is the first 100% French-made electric thruster with one of its key features being self-adjusting propeller blades that find the ideal pitch on their own, reacting to hydrodynamic forces as the boat moves through the water.
The Overboat is an electric hydrofoiling personal watercraft from with catamaran pontoons. Developed by Neocean working with the University of Montpellier and others, it incorporates electronically self-regulating foils and is powered by a 4.5kW motor with 48V, 70Ah (3.36kWh) battery pack that can provide up to 2 hours of use at 11 knots.
Salon Nautic Paris electric boats exhibitors 2021
We think we have hunted down all of the electric boats and boating exhibitors for this Plugboats Guide to the 2021 Salon Nautic Paris Electric Boats Exhibitors, but there is every possibility that somebody got overlooked. Let us know if you have an addition.
And if you are going to the show in person, be sure to be aware of and follow the COVID-19 protocols on the Salon Nautic site
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ARMEN Initiative offre des solutions pour des navigations plus respectueuses de l’environnement maritime. Les embarcations proposées par ARMEN Initiative sont ainsi pensées, dessinées et optimisées pour une nouvelle interaction avec les pratiques en mer (plaisance, pêche, régate, etc).
ARMEN Initiative offers solutions for navigation that is more respectful of the maritime environment. The boats offered by ARMEN Initiative are thus thought out, designed and optimized for a new interaction with practices at sea (boating, fishing, regatta, etc.).
L’Association Française pour le Bateau Electrique a été créée en 1994 à Bordeaux par des partenaires issus d’horizons professionnels différents – universitaires, chercheurs, ingénieurs et industriels – soucieux de développer l’image et le marché du bateau électrique en France comme à l’étranger.
The French Association for Electric Boats was created in 1994 in Bordeaux by partners from different professional disciplines – academics, researchers, engineers and industrialists – concerned with developing the image and the market of electric boats in France and elsewhere.
Location: Paris, France
Bateau pour la planète est un constructeur de bateaux électro-solaires destinés à la navigation fluviale décarbonée. Ces bateaux electro-solaires destinés à la navigation fluviale décarbonée sont 100% autonomes en énergie.
Example avec la “Coche d’eau Solaire”, un concept de catamaran fluvial: la motorisation électrique alimentée par un générateur photovoltaique embarqué assure une navigation économe et silencieuse. Sa conception avec des matériaux recylcables en fera le premier bateau de plaisance entièrement recyclable.
1280 avenue des platanes – 34970 Casseneuil, France
Vivez la Dolce Vita à la française !
Embarquez aux commandes d’un bateau électrique monoplace sans permis made in France.
Live the French Dolce Vita!
Embark at the controls of a single-seater electric boat without a license made in France.
Nantes, Loire Atlantique, France
SARL GENHY “Génération Hybride”, importateur FISCHER PANDA FRANCE NAUTISME et distributeur VICTRON ENERGY
SARL GENHY “Génération Hybride”, importer of FISCHER PANDA FRANCE NAUTISME and distributor of VICTRON ENERGY
Hy-Generation has created an innovative marine thruster design entirely dedicated to electricity.
High efficiency • Extended autonomy • Light • Efficient • Powerful
With the RIM6 pack – pre-series, you will have a light, efficient and functional propulsion solution. To make the most of its innovations, we also offer all the essentials you will need: an energy pack, your integration media, and protections.
+33 6 15 32 27 65
RS PULSE 63
WORLD’S FIRST RIB WITH A FULLY INTEGRATED ELECTRIC DRIVE
25 YEARS EXPERTISE
RS Electric Boats is the sister company of RS Sailing, which has been designing and building award-winning boats for over 25 years. Everyone involved is passionate about getting out on the water and this enthusiasm, combined with creative design skills and extensive boat building knowledge, creates the perfect blend of transferable skills to develop high quality RS Electric Boats.
SUSTAINABILITY: PROTECTING OUR OCEANS
It’s hard not to notice our planet’s declining health and, in particular, our oceans. The team here at RS care deeply about protecting the world’s waterways so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy them. We’re conscious that as a marine business, we have a duty to do everything that we can to prevent further damage to the natural playgrounds that we love so much, and this has been a huge driving force behind the development of RS Electric Boats.
“We want to inspire people to enjoy being on the water – for work or play – in a way that doesn’t cause harm to our planet.” Jon Partridge, CEO – RS Commercial
“Our experienced design team is dedicated to developing new and innovative electric boats that help people and businesses get out on the water in an enjoyable, productive and sustainable way.” Alex Newton-Southon, CEO – RS Design & Technologies
Location: Romsey, England
Since 1972 Ruban Bleu has been the European leading electric boats manufacturer in the inland waterway sector in Europe. Located in Loire Atlantique, the company offers a range of boats from 5 to 30 passengers for professional boat hire bases and private individuals.
For several years now, the company has been developing a range of products for passenger transport including the MOST and NAVETTE models, in order to satisfy all type of electric boating needs.
Location: Vigneux-de-Bretagne, France
The Nautic in a few words…
The Nautic Paris International Boat Show gathers every year, at the beginning of December, all the sectors of the nautical industries. It becomes on this occasion the largest indoor port in France and one of the most important boat shows of its kind in the world.
From Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 December 2019, you will find all kinds of sailing and motor boats, water sports, nautical equipment, new technologies, boat rental services, tourism and fishing at the Porte de Versailles.
Constructeur de bateaux électriques, Saviboat by Tecla vous propose un concept global d’aménagement, du bateau à l’installation, et vous accompagne dans votre projet.
Location: Genté, France
Welcome aboard seaZen, the online booking portal for solar pleasure boats in the region of Nice, Beaulieu and Monaco, and first company on the French Riviera to rent solar boats to private persons and corporates. SeaZen’s goal is to make the pleasure of solar boating widely available.
Partner of the French Côte d’Azur brand, we are one of the 1000 efficient solutions recognized by the Solar Impulse foundation.
Electric navigation: a fantastic Sensation
La Roche Bernard, France
Electric drives for sailors
Torqeedo offers electric drives for sailboats from dinghies to yachts up to 120 feet: compact and powerful outboards, light and space-saving pod drives, one of the most powerful electric saildrives on the market, and the world’s first fully integrated hybrid propulsion and energy management system from industrial production.
Electric drives for motorboats
Enjoy a clean and quiet life on the water. Outboards from our Travel and Cruise series offer up to 20 horsepower of lightweight and emission-free fun. Need more power? Deep Blue, the first industrially produced, high-performance electric drive system for motorboats is available as outboard and inboard systems up to 100 kW.
Electric motors for kayaks
The ideal kayak fishing motor is quiet, lightweight, efficient and durable. Your Ultralight will take you to remote fishing grounds and allows easy, hands-free manoeuvring. On touring kayaks and canoes, the Ultralight serves as a compact range extender for extended tours and expeditions.
Electric boat drives for professionals
Reliability, efficiency and safety are critical when choosing propulsion for a commercial vessel – as are low and predictable fuel and maintenance costs. Torqeedo offers fully integrated, standards-compliant, high-tech drive systems at a competitive total cost of ownership.
Our products include sinewave inverters, sinewave inverters/chargers, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, battery monitors and more. Victron Energy has a strong, unrivalled reputation for technical innovation, reliability, and build quality. Our products are widely considered to be the professional choice for independent electric power.
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