All boating eyes are on the Cote d’Azure this week for the first show of the boating season and there are more Cannes electric boat exhibitors this year than ever before.
Plugboats has gone through the full exhibitors list of about 575 companies and picked out the electric yachts, RIBs, tenders, foiling boards, electric motors and prsent them to you in this guide.
While the 40 or so e-boat companies is still well short of even 10% of all the exhibitors, it still shows that electric boats and boating is on the rise – in all categories, lengths and styles of vessels.
We have picked out a few highlights we know of and presented them in alphabetical order with short descriptions.
After that, at the bottom of this page, there is a tiled Directory of all the electric boat and motor companies at Cannes this week.
If you are going to CFY22 in person, you can visit the Festival website, and click on the EXHIBITORS link build a saveable Favourable List you can download with the location for each exhibitor you are interested in.
The Candela 8 and a permanent showroom in Cannes
Candela will be showing off their Candela 8 at the Cannes Yachting Festival and September also marks the start of a permanent Candela presence in Cannes, through a partnership with leading recreational boat reseller Sud Plaisance. After the Festival, the Candela C-8 will be displayed at Candela/Sud Plaisance showroom.
Since launching the C8 last fall, over 150 of the electric hydrofoiling boats have already been sold, with deliveries starting later this year. A few weeks ago Candela and Polestar announced that the EV maker will supply batteries for future Candela boats, giving Candela access to state-of-the-art battery technology, and the ability to ramp up production of the C-8 and the company’s commercial passenger hydrofoilers.
The Goldfish X9 RIB and a new electric Iguana foiling amphibious boat
Cannes offers two opportunities to see the remarkable progress of Evoy, the Norwegian electric motor company.
Debuting at Cannes is the new Iguana Foiler, a foiling amphibious boat powered by an Evoy 300-hp electric outboard. With its retractable foils and tracks, the new Iguana will be able to go on land, sea and, flying a few feet above the surface, on air also.
Also at the show is the electric Goldfish X9 – the Evoy Explorer, which draws on the boat manufacturer’s experience engineering craft for the Military and is fitted with Evoy’s 400+ HP inboard system and two battery packs. The result? A top speed of 62 knots.
The Faro 5 electric wooden runabout inspired by the 1920s
The Faro Portuguese boatyard is showcasing this neo-retro design that combines materials like distinctive cryptomeria wood with a solar panelled roof and the option of an autonomous charging station powered by solar energy. The boat can be delivered with different engine packages, the main ones being supplied by the innovative Rim drive of Rimdrive Technology in the Netherlands.
New model of the hydrogen hydrofoil water taxi
The hydrofoiling Seabubble has been turning heads and making news (but not waves) since it was founded in 2016. The goal is nothing less than to revolutionize and decarbonize urban water transport. After some pandemic setbacks, Seabubbles was acquired by MediaApps Innovations and is now unveiling its latest iteration. The company promises that the passenger carrying ability is bigger, the autonomy is longer and the recharging time is shorter.
First look at the Soel Senses 82 solar electric catamaran
Soel Yachts will officially release the teaser for the Soel Senses 82 at Cannes. She is the bigger sister of the Soel Senses 62 and offers an impressive 29 kWp solar array with a powerful solar electric propulsion system for world cruising.
Official debut of the all-electric Sunreef 80 Eco
The Sunreef 80 Eco is an eco-responsible luxury craft combining electric propulsion, superyacht living spaces, reliable sailing performance and the latest green technologies in the industry. Her standout features include a patented composite-integrated solar power system with cells built into the catamaran’s hulls, superstructure, bimini and mast. The award-winning electric 80-footer is also able to generate green energy while under sail, thanks to a modern hydrogeneration system.
Silent 60 with kite wing and world premiere of the Silent Tender
Silent-Yachts has their brand new Front Master version on display at CYF22, complete with their kite wing with dynamic figure 8 pattern that delivers up to 10 x more power per square meter than a conventional sail. They will also be premiering the Silent Tender, which marks the start of an upcoming range of fully electric SILENT tenders. Three’s a charm, and Silent-Yachts will also have the VisionF 80 at the show, which is the precursor to their SILENT VisionF 82 – a SILENT catamaran with hybrid propulsion, which is still under construction.
Demonstrates 100 kW inboard drives and other motors with a variety of e-boat builders
The Torqeedo Deep Blue100i 2500 was designed and constructed to power fast planing motorboats, while the Deep Blue 100i 900 is suitable for yachts up to 120 feet long, displacement boats and commercial vessels. At Cannes, a wide range of Torqeedos are on display with different boats and manufacturers.
Nimbus launched heir first electric boats in 2009 and have had an electric powertrain as an option for three of three of boat models since 2015. Their all-electric 305 Drophead exhibiting at Cannes is a 10-meter weekend cruiser with a Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i system with Nimbus’ ultra-efficient Smart Speed concept hull. It effectively has no real planing threshold, making for low energy consumption at all speeds.
The Deep Blue 100i powers Frauscher’s Mirage 740 Air which will be on display for the first time at Cannes. An almost 8-metre daycruiser, the 740 Mirage Air has two different motor and battery options and can offer a maximum range of 110 km (68 miles) at cruising speed.
Zodiac will display their electric RIB lineup at CYF22. The eOPEN models are powered by Cruise motors and Power batteries. The 3.4-meter eOPEN has a ten-hour range at 5 knots and serves as the perfect tender or exploration platform for a zero-impact day on the water.
The Orphie 29 is an ultra-efficient trimaran built for Deep Blue 100% electric propulsion. The Orphie 29 delivers a pleasant cruising speed of 8-12 knots. In addition, the ability to reach 17-20 knots in a short period of time makes the boat fun and very reassuring in heavy seas.
An immersive virtual tour of the solar-electric Whisper 50 can be viewed at stand QML195 in Cannes. Whisper is a range of solar-electric motor-yachts from 40 ft to 60ft which combine autonomy (unlimited at 5-6kn), performance (top speed of 18kn) and luxury outfitting. Naval architecture and design are by the renowned Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design.
New 10.5m Lion and 7m Seal
The 10.5 metre Lion is Vita’s first premium full-production electric boat. The V4 propulsion system delivers a cruising speed of 22 knots and top speed of over 35 knots. She incorporates proprietary throttle and touchscreen technology and has a 1 hour charging time. Vita will also be showing the Seal (shown here), a smaller (7m / 23 ft) model designed as an everyday utilitarian boat for both commercial and recreational use.
Directory of Electric Boat Exhibitors at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022
Click any tile for company information and links.
The World’s Safest Electric Hydrofoil.
Advanced aerodynamics. Developed with more than 20 years experience in aircraft design.
ALVA Yachts is an electric luxury yacht brand harnessing uncompromised design and cutting-edge technology.
Our mission is to bring yachting into a new era with a product offering of progressive, electrified solar catamarans and sailing yachts that are designed and engineered without compromise.
Combining self-sufficient sailing and comprehensive customer experience,
ALVA Yachts offers the best boats for forward-thinking explorers of the oceans.
AQUA superPower is the first fully marinised dockside network of fast chargers for electric boats.
Each station provides AC and DC charging with a current maximum power output of 150 kW, allowing DC compatible powerboats to rapidly recharge and extend their autonomy.
AQUA has developed the first supercharger specifically engineered and rated for use in marine environments.
Built to IP65 standards and constructed using Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium, superPower is a revolutionary and environmentally-conscious marine charging solution.
Marine engines that are 100% electric embody innovative electric propulsion systems that ensure speed, performance and reliability for a greener mobility respectful of the environment. They are available in a variety of models and powers and can be installed on a range of different vessels sailing on lakes, rivers or seas.
Monopoli (BA), Italy
Axopar has joined forces with Evoy motors to produce Evoy electric version of their Axopar 25. Jan-Erik Viitala, Founding Partner of Axopar, says “Our partnership with Evoy is a perfect example of two great companies, on a joint mission, to expand the boating community and offer new ways of mobility for the future.”
Simply a better experience
In order to make a truly compelling electric craft, we had to rethink boats.
Instead of punching its way through the waves, C-8 flies silently above the surface. Instead of fitting a bigger engine, we went for dramatically improved efficiency by developing a pod motor optimized for hydrofoils. Instead of creating huge swells, we made a craft that leaves no wake behind.
To this, we added the best user interface ever seen in a boat, over-the-air upgrades, and all the amenities and comfort you would expect from the world’s best leisure boat.
Location: Lidingö, Sweden
EODev develops and industrializes sustainable, reliable, and affordable hydrogen-based energy solutions.
Renewables are the energies of today. At EODev, we want to bring the use of these energies within everyone’s reach, and especially hydrogen as the energy vector for a low-carbon society. Our offer is based on proven, mass-produced, and economically relevant technologies.
Evoy’s vision is to eliminate boating emissions which is a strong guideline and gives us the direction and dedication to lift boating to a whole new level. Just imagine boating with no sound, fumes or breakdowns – it gives you the peace of mind to enjoy your voyage as it should be – in total harmony with the surrounding nature and wildlife, feeling free and at ease with your loved ones. That is what we call the Evoy Experience.
Evoy was founded in 2018 and its headquarter is based in Florø, Norway, and one office in Paris, France since 2021. Evoy design, develop and manufacture powerful 100% electric motor system for commercial and leisure boats. These are typically fast boats between 20 and 50 foot, bringing the superiority of electric voyaging into new markets with Evoy’s ground-breaking technology. The powerful plug-and-play inboard and outboard turn-key systems can be placed into any boat, whether it is the boat your own today or the new boat you have always dreamt of.
Evoy wants to enhance the boating experience by bringing eco friendly solutions for the explorer of tomorrow.
LUXURY CAN BE GREEN.
The Faro5 Solar Set is the first fully autonomous, 100% sustainable boating solution that combines the unique elegance of the Faro5 Runabout with a custom designed, Solar Charging Dock, complete with integrated raising winch.
The outstanding properties of the rare Cryptomeria wood enveloping its deck are but one example of how sophistication, elegance and premium materials can still embrace the planet.
The Fliteboard™ eFoil gives the sensation of flying over water. Fliteboard carves like a snowboard in fresh powder, but with the freedom to ride anywhere, anytime, without wind or waves. It’s fast, quiet, and emission free.
Tradition creates future.
Frauscher has stood for tradition and quality since 1927. For three generations now, we have been building yachts that inspire boating professionals and enthusiasts all over the world.
The virtuosic design, impressive performance and excellent quality are a joy to all adventurous spirits.
Our award-winning boats are sold in over 14 different countries across all continents of the world. Motor, electric and sailing yachts for both head and heart.
Location: Oberosterreich, Austria
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
GreenWake is a company specializing in the conversion of wakeboard and thermal wake-surf boats into electric boats using secondhand parts. Custom kits are developed for your boat and designed to give you the most satisfaction, and without noise or CO2 emissions so that you can fully enjoy your water sports.
PREMIUM ELECTRIC SURFBOARDS
Lampuga produces premium electric surfboards combining innovative designs and state-of-the-art technology that offer fun and exciting experiences on water with the touch of a button. The boards are user-friendly, completely emission free and are built to the highest safety standards.
We’re proud to offer the world’s premiere performance eFoils and hydrofoils, allowing riders to literally fly above any surface of water, no waves or wind required.
The Overboat offers everyone the pleasure of flying over water, without any learning and in complete safety.
This boat, both clean and silent, provides incomparable sensations of gliding.
Equipped with the latest automated foil technology and innovative electric propulsion, it is as smart as it is zen.
With its small footprint, retractable foils and relatively light weight, it adapts to many uses, while respecting the marine environment.
Electric boating since 2009
Our corporate policy is to take great pains over building boats that enhance the relationship between boats, people and the environment. We have a vision; the increased freedom of people to move at will across the sea shall not be achieved at the expense of the environment.
We started our electric ambition already in 2009 and have had an electric powertrain as an option for three of our boat models since 2015.
Our E-power Concept, also known as “Environmental Power”, represents Nimbus environmental thinking for the future, in which we include the entire boat-building process from production engineering to climate-smart materials.
Share unforgettable moments at sea
Spend a summer day at sea aboard our privatized boats to welcome you, up to 10 people. A professional skipper accompanies you for your comfort, and to make you benefit from his knowledge of the natural site of navigation.
The pleasure of 100% electric propulsion, surprising sliding sensations, a large space on board as a playground and comfort
Simply navigate, discover, share and dream
The RAND Electric Series offers the true as well as the free nature experience from wind sailing. Secondly, coupled with the maneuverability, speed and freedom of traditional motorboats, it’s a unique match. In short, this series uniquely offers fume-free, soundless and futuristic joy at sea. Jump onboard the vessels of tomorrow.
Location: Nordhavn, Denmark
SAY develop ultra-light carbon fibre-based Super Sport Yachts. Backed by decades of boat-building experience combined with engineering know-how gained in the Formula 1 race car business.
Location: Wangen im Allgäu, Germany
Free your sensations aboard an electric boat!
Sea’U is the promise of a new and fun experience on the water for lovers of nautical sensations. Electric boat, this French innovation for young and old guarantees you a moment of 100% pleasure.
We are a team specialized in nautical leisure , and manufacture semi-rigid boats that can transport up to 4 people in complete safety. the DNA of our company and of the men and women who make it up is concentrated in the propulsion of our boats, which are not only “made in France”, but and above all eco-responsible.
SeaBubbles designs and builds the latest generation craft with the motto “Zero Wave, Zero Noise, Zero Emission” thanks to the combination of a hybrid hydrogen-electric propulsion system and retractable foils. The SeaBubble H2 offers a sustainable mobility alternative in waterways as well as marine zones and protected areas.
Everything started with a piece of white paper, a pencil and a spirit for innovation. Today, when you cross the oceans with a SILENT yacht, you are powered by pure and clean solar energy without giving up any of the exhilaration, comfort and luxury that you get from a conventional yacht.
Location: Magdalensburg, Austria
Our solar electric vessels do not need any fuel other than sunlight, operating perfectly in
Location: Delft, Netherlands
The Sunreef Yachts Eco are pioneering crafts leading the way in responsible boating by offering unique technology.
With a 360° approach to eco cruising, they offer cutting-edge electric propulsion, naturally-sourced sustainable materials, smart energy management and new technologies including a patent-pending solar skin produced in-house.
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.
Profitable. Sustainable. Powerful.
Innovative hybrid and electric systems from Twin Disc support greener power transmission while delivering the reliability you expect from more than a hundred years of experience in the design of innovative power transmission products.
Peace and quiet on the water with only the sound of the waves. With the new E-LINE from VETUS you can enjoy nature at its best. Think of the noise level of a sailing boat with the manoeuvrability of a motorboat.
The E-LINE from VETUS is compact, complete, highly efficient, plug & play and suitable for both new builds and re-powering. The E-LINE drive works with the V-CAN bus system and meets all current and future emission requirements.
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.
Inspired by Tradition Powered by Electricity
Vita was founded to reduce the impact of boating on the marine environment through the development of an all-electric and integrated ecosystem of high-performance electric powertrains and fully electric yachts, supported by dedicated marine supercharging infrastructure.
Vita have developed a range of high performance 100% electric boats, all using the revolutionary Vita Power system and compatible with AC and DC dockside charging networks.
Vita LION: 10.5m • up to 35 kts • charging 10% – 90% in < 1 hour
Vita SEAL: 7m • up to 30 kts • charging 10% – 90% in 40 min
Vita CUB electric jetski: 3.5m • up to 30 kts • charging 10% – 90% in 20 min
Solar electric motor yachts.
Breaking the codes with innovative solutions.
no toxic emission
from exhaust, no fuel odours
due to absence of vibration
nor use of inflammable combustibles
Travel up to 100 nautical miles on a single charge.
X Shore crafts are capable of traveling at speeds of 40 knots.
Minimum footprint on the planet & your wallet.
Uses a groundbreaking propulsion system. Details coming soon.
A new range of electric powered sailboats is a natural step for X-Yachts in order to support a greener future. Based on our path of 42 years of innovative yachts and heritage, combined with Danish green and sustainable energy.
Every X-Yacht is designed with performance in mind – and the X4⁹E is no exception. The X4⁹E is the first X-Yacht built as a hybrid-powered yacht. It is fitted with 2 x 10 kW electric saildrives, a 28,8 kWh Lithium battery bank and an onboard DC generator with a capacity of 11 kW.
The hybrid concept is chosen to make long-distance crossings possible without worrying about distance limitations. A pure electric solution is also available if limited distance under engine can be accepted.
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