Guide to Electric Boat Exhibitors: Salone Nautico Venezia 2023

As with every boat show, the number of electric boat exhibitors at the Venice Boat Show (Salone Nautica Venezia) continues to grow each year as more manufacturers and boating services discover the benefits and advantages of fossil free time on the water. Salone officials say that this year there will be 50 boats, up 30% from 2022.

Read about last year’s Salone Nautico Venezia

Considering that Venice is a city built on canals that was once the insurmountable centre of maritime power, it is surprising that it has not been a premier boat show location in modern times. The Salone Nautica was launched only in 2019 and its second event was cancelled during the first throes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

E-Regatta and Green Parade of electric boat exhibitors

In 2021 and 2022 it hosted E-Regatta, a competition between electric boat entries judged on their capabilities in small space handling, long term endurance and straight run speed. The E-Regatta committee also created the Green Parade, in which all electric boats at the show travel from St. Mark’s Cathedral, along the Grand Canal and Canareggio, finishing at the Arsenale, home of Venetian ship building for three centuries – and of the Boat Show from May 31 to June 4.Venice e-Regatta - electric boats going past St. Mark's Square

This year the Green Parade takes place in the late afternoon of June 1. The e-Regatta itself will take place in the same areas as in 2022: the Slalom and e-Ballerina events showcasing boat manoeuvring and pilot abilities will be held in the Grand Darden (large dock) of the Arsenale on June 1 at 10:00. The speed event will be held on the waters alongside the former seaplane airport – the Idroscalo – at 11:00 and 18:00 on June 2.

Conference and MUVE Project

On opening day (May 31) between 14:00 and 17:00, a conference will be held at the Arsenale with the theme: “Yachting and sustainability, from production to the sea.” Among the speakers will be Gianluca Cuzzolin, COO of the Waterborne Mobility System at AVM/Actv (Venice’s public transport provider), Gianfranco Fenocchio, General Manager Bosch Engineering, Norberto Barlocco, Director of Engineering, Siemens Energy, Marco Santucci, CEO, Jaguar & Land Rover Italy, Federico Lantero, Head of Product Design, Gruppo Azimut Benetti, Gianluca Ciniero, Head of Engineering, CRN Yachts Gruppo Ferretti and Barbara Amerio, CEO Sustainability Director, Amer Yachts.

At the same time, the winner of the MUVE Yacht Project will be announced in another section of the Arsenale, the Modelli Room. MUVE is the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, responsible for 11 of Venice’s most famous and revered museums, like the Doge’s Palace, the Murano Glass Museum and the Naval History Museum. Since 2019 it has sponsored competitions for best designs in different facets of sustainable water transport. This year’s award will be presented to the best “Concept for the design and management of the life cycle of rental and charter units.”

‘Biennalle of Sustainability’

The Venice Biennale Foundation, which organizes the city’s biannual festival sometimes called ‘the Olympics of the art world’, announced that the 2023 exhibition (which started last week and runs to November) would also be the first ‘Biennale of Sustainability’.

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro enthused that “the synergy between these two events should serve as a clear sign of the efforts we are dedicating to this end. For all who enter the Arsenal, the Boat Show brings boats, motors, charging stations and experts who will address this important challenge”.


Salone Nautico Venezia: Some selected electric boat exhibitors

The full list of al electric boat exhibitors follows.

Blue Nav/AS Labruna

Photo of BlueNav electric boat exhibitor hybrid systemIn an international collaboration, BlueNav of France and Italian distributor AS Labruna are excited to officially announce their cooperation welcome visitors aboard demonstration boat ‘Spirit of BlueNav’ and answer any questions. BlueNav has an innovative technology that enables fossil fuel boats to easily – and economically – convert to a hybrid system. 

The retractable BlueNav electric motors can be mounted to the hull with no structural changes and are controlled from the helm so the vessel can switch from diesel (or gas) propulsion for high speeds to electric motors for lower speeds and/or harbour navigation.


Aqua superPower

Bitta post for charging electric boat exhibitors at Venice Boat ShowMarine fast charging network Aqua superPower is the Show’s Technical Partner for the second consecutive year. The e-Village of electric boats will showcase Aqua’s ‘Bitta’ charging post, which encases a 22 kW AC charger within a post that pays homage to the classic ‘palina’ wooden mooring posts that have dotted the canals of Venice for centuries.

In addition to providing general charging for all of the electric exhibitors at the Show, Aqua will also be supporting the high-performance electric boats of the e-Regatta speed races with its Aqua 75 DC fast charging station.


Pegasus

Pegasus P50 sailboat with electric Oveanvolt motorsPegasus Yachts is showcasing their Pegasus 50 at the Salone, which was a Gussies Finalist for Electric Sailboats last year. This is very similar to the boat that Markus Moser sailed to victory in the gruelling OSTAR race (Original Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race) last year. That boat, Lifgun, had modifications for single-handed use and some extra items to make things a bit more comfortable when sailing a few hundred miles north of where the Titanic hit the iceberg! The P50 Globe Electric is a majestic vessel inside and out and has two 15kW Oceanvolt ServoProp hydrogenerating motors with a 38.5 kWh, 48 VDC battery bank. 


freepower

freepower solar boat - Escape versionThe freepower solar boat was the winner of ‘In Development’ category for boats up to 8 metres/26 ft in the 2021 Gussies International Electric Boat Awards. The boat is now ready for order and creator Martin Bjurmalm has detailed the fittings and requirements for three versions of the boat: The Utility is designed as a no-frills work boat, The Coast steps it up a notch with touches like EVA foam on deck and Flexiteek on tabletops, while The Escape features all of that plus a wide bathing platform at the stern and dramatic LED lighting thoughout.

All models have a 5-7.5kW Seadrive motor, battery capacity of up to 18 kWh and solar-panelled roof that can deliver 1.6kW peak. The hull’s hydrodynamic profile is energy optimized for electric operation and displacement speed, all with the intent of maximizing the distance one can sail on the sun’s energy.


Rand

Rand Breeze 20 electric boatDenmark’s Rand boats were at last year’s Salone, and have just introduced the Breeze 20, which may not be specifically designed for the waterways of Venice, but is designed for navigating inland lakes, rivers, and the harbours, and canals of any city. With a length of 20 feet (6m) and width of 6′ 10″ (2.1m), the Breeze hull weighs in at a remarkably low 1,300 lbs (595kg). A Torqeedo Cruise motor and battery package allow it to sail for up to 20 hours at an average speed of 4 knots, with a top speed of 10 knots.

Aside from having all the advantages of being electric, the Breeze has all the details that make it just a plain great socializing boat. With room for 8 passengers, it has a central picnic table which transform into a spacious sunbed and there are storage areas with dedicated room for the anchor, extra cushions, fenders, and other equipment so passengers can move about freely at all time.


Greenline

Greenline Yachts have been exhibitors at the Salone Nautico Venezia every year. For those looking for electric propulsion in a larger yacht with sleeping quarters, galley and all the amenities of home, Greenline pioneered the category beginning in 2008. Their models, which range from 39 to 60 feet, are known for their unique semi-displacement hulls which allow for long range cruising in luxe surroundings.

Every model in the line is available with all-electric propulsion or hybrid propulsion combining diesel and electric drives. Solar panels add to the energy mix on all models, and the company also pays attention to the environment beyond the emissions aspects with elements like eco-friendly PET foam core, grass paper and recycled materials.


Lampuga

At the other end of the size scale from Greenline is Lampuga electric surfboards. The company has two models, the Air and the Rescue. The Air is an inflatable board, the Rescue is a standard rigid format. Both are powered by 10 kW electric motors hooked up to a jet propulsion system that can provide speeds of up to 50 kmh (30 mph). This is all backed with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 3.6 kWh, meaning up to an hour of riding (at less audacious speeds!)

The boards are controlled by a hand-held remote that is tethered to the board for riding stability – but the actual electronic connection is done via Bluetooth.


AQA Venice

If you’re looking to test drive an electric boat, than of course the Boat Show is a great place for it. If you are visiting Venice at another time of year you can still get the quiet electric experience while cruising the canals of La Serenissima through boat rental company AQA, who are exhibiting at the show.

AQA has two Rand boats available for rental: The Picnic 18 and the Mana 23. You can choose to just ply the canals as you wish, or take one of their experience cruises. On the Smart Cruise you’ll be taken by many well known landmarks, while the Hidden Canals cruise will take you to secret canals not known to most tourists.


Directory of Electric Boat Exhibitors at Salone Nautica Venezia Venice Boat Show

Click any tile for company information and links. Not all boat manufacturers will be exhibiting electric models, but will have information available for those interested in finding out more. This list of exhibitors was taken from the information on the Salone Nautico Venezia website. If you have an addition, please let us know through the comments at the bottom of the page.

Photo of Alfastreet Marine Alfastreet Marine
alfastreet-marine.com +386 5 707 21 00

Alfastreet Marine electric boatQUALITY
Our mission is production of quality boats with smooth cruising performances and great comfort.

DETAILS
What makes us stand out is attention to details, precision, and smart solutions.

LEGACY
We care about nature. Our electric propulsion boats are eco-friendly and help to protect our precious nature.

RELATIONSHIP
All of our clients leave their signature on our boats. We customize, we modify, we diversify, ultimately, we make a perfect boat for you.

Photo of amperetta amperetta
amperetta.com +49 331 28 8383 50

amperetta HYBRID-DRIVE is the powerful, compact, and easy-to-use plugin-hybrid on the water. Strong electric motors are available for accurate maneuvering as well as for slow and medium cruising. amperetta HYBRID-DRIVE runs almost silently.

Potsdam, Germany

Photo of AQA Venice AQA Venice

AQA Electric Boat Rental Venice - the Rand Mana 23

Venice at its Finest
Experience Venice in the most innovative and sustainable way. Book your spot and enjoy the city from the comfort of our 100% electric boats. The silent cruising experience will allow you to enjoy the surrounding landscapes giving you the opportunity to live in the moment. Visit Venice.

Book now

Photo of AQUA superPower AQUA superPower
aqua-superpower.com +44 7733 882 372

AQUA superPower marine electric chargersOur Mission
To reduce the impact of boating on the marine environment through the development of an all-electric and integrated global ecosystem of marine superchargers.

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.

Photo of AS Labruna AS Labruna
aslabruna.it +39 080 77 71 35

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

Photo of BarchElettriche BarchElettriche

Our Electric Boats

We have always believed that the future will be full of electric motors, both in boats and in cars, but we were born in Venice and therefore we have focused on the sea route, or to stay closer in the lagoon.

Our conviction regarding electric boats was so deeply rooted that since 2005 the adventure started with an epic journey: The circumnavigation of Italy, the “IMES” boat set sail from Venice, has always reached Genoa only by the power of the sun. If then it was possible to reach this much, today technology has made giant steps:

Nothing is missing to confirm that ours was not an illusion, now it is a certainty.

Venice, Italy

Photo of Beneteau Beneteau

Beneteau First 44 with electric propulsionBeneteau has been a pioneer for recreational boating from the outset. With its world-leading ranges and iconic products, nearly 45 models offer diverse, high-performance capabilities.

With one single idea in mind: innovating in terms of both boats and processes to enable as many people as possible to realize their dreams, making the avant-garde accessible.

At Cannes Yachting Festival of 2021 Beneteau announced its first entries into electric boating, with Jérôme de Metz, Groupe Beneteau Chairman and CEO, saying “There are new expectations and user habits, new ways of travelling and latest technologies: a new world of pleasure boating and marine leisure is coming into view on the horizon, and all of us throughout Groupe Beneteau are positioning ourselves to be the leading players in this new world.”

Photo of Candela Candela
candelaspeedboat.com +46 (70) 513 65 89

Candela C8 hydrofoiling electric speedboat

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

Photo of Capoforte Boats Capoforte Boats
capoforteboats.com +39 0961 020388

Mediterranean Soul
We are the result of a precious alchemy of values and innovation, craftsmanship, passion and vision of the future. We imagine new worlds, crossing the dream dimension to make it real.

Our first electric boat, the SQ240i features an innovative convertible layout maximizes the main deck spaces, giving new room to relaxation and contemplation. The absence of vibrations, noise and emissions unveils a new horizon, made of clearness, silence, pure emotion.

Photo of e’dyn by Podkrižnik e’dyn by Podkrižnik

edyn-marine.com
info@edyn-marine.com
+386 3 839 15 30

Photo of E1 World Championships E1 World Championships

The world’s first all-electric raceboat championship

Racing on water in iconic cities around the world

Driving positive change to protect our coastal areas

Photo of Elan Yachts Elan Yachts

By constantly challenging accepted standards, we enhance time on the water, thereby enabling a more enriching experience.

Elan embodies a true passion for sailing, technological innovations and distinctive design. Every yacht coming from Elan’s 16.000 sq meter boatyard in Slovenia is the result of our 70-year long passion for innovation-oriented quality boatbuilding.

Photo of FAP Cantiere Nautico FAP Cantiere Nautico

FAP boatyard is a young company led by Luca Pesce and his two sons Alex and Igor. Their mission is to build unique, made-to-measure, durable, comfortable and beautiful wooden boats.

Venice, Italy

Photo of Freepower Solar Boat Freepower Solar Boat
freepower.no + 47 412 777 01

feel free at sea

We believe in a world without harmful pollution, so we designed a electric boat totally self-sufficient by solar energy – and named it Freepower®

The electric boat Freepower gets its energy from the sun and charges itself by just being outdoor! The autonomous electrical system takes care of the charging on its own so you can enjoy the ride instead of thinking about energy, power and charging. In other words, no need to get power from the grid on land.

To be independent of charging infrastructure, we think is real freedom!

Nøtterøy, Norway

Photo of Greenline Yachts Greenline Yachts
greenlinehybrid.com +386 4 572 77 34

With the introduction of the first hybrid boat in 2008, Greenline revolutionized the boating industry and ever since then the brand has been a synonym for constant innovation in boat building and design.

Our vision is to continuously shape the future of responsible boating by being the most innovative and responsible boat brand in the world.

Location: Begunje, Slovenia
Dealers located Worldwide

Photo of Huracan Marine Huracan Marine
.huracanmarine.com 0438 801889

Huracan S.r.l. was founded at the beginning of 2012 in Venice. Since then its goal has been that of building entirely electric marine motors, non polluting, highly performative and more reliable than those already on the market. The motors had to live up to their name which is that of a Mayan deity, the lord of storms and lightning: Huracan. Born to protect and value fragile and unique environments such as the Venetian lagoon, all

Huracan motors can be used in places where combustion motors are prohibited. Huracan is the realization of a dream that its founders have shared: permanently eliminating polluting propulsions from Venice and its lagoon. This is no easy task: Venice welcomes hundreds of thousands of people and its transport necessities are those of a very big city.

Photo of Lampuga Lampuga
lampuga.com +49 721 61935600

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.

Rastatt, Germany

Photo of Lanéva Lanéva

Laneva electric boat in front of the Monaco Yacht ClubLanéva is a Monaco-based company specializing in handcrafted dayboats that are customizable & built in limited edition. 

Location: Monaco

Photo of Mercury Mercury
mercurymarine.com 920-929-5040

MERCURY MARINE®
AVATOR™ ELECTRIC OUTBOARD CONCEPT.
Imagine. Boating – pure, simple, perfect. The Mercury Marine® Avator™ electric outboard concept explores boating at its essence. The Avator electric outboard concept from Mercury. A new way to Go Boldly.

Photo of Mitek Mitek
mitekitaly.com +39 0544 264459

Mitek Srl manufactures permanent magnet synchronous electric motors that can be used both as propulsion engines and generators according to the highest quality standards for industrial and marine markets.With more than 10 years of experience, it is a flexible partner that provides competitive products and services for sustainable mobility. Its activities focus on the design, engineering and production of innovative high torque electric motors, which are lighter, smaller and more efficient.

Mitek Srl does not only manufacture motors, but it also offers repowering solutions that transform polluting boats or commercial vehicles into eco-friendly, efficient and innovative electric boats or cars.

Photo of Neocean Neocean

 

neocean.com
+33 6 15 32 27 65
France

Photo of Nimbus Nimbus

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.

Photo of Pegasus Yachts Pegasus Yachts
pegasus-yachts.com +386 41 370 107

The Pegasus Globe 50 Electric is a full option package for total freedom fully equipped to sail around the world with two electric motors, a huge battery bank and a generator.

Photo of Rand Rand
randboats.com +45 3151 3030

Rand electric boat on lake with mountains in the backgroundThe 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

Photo of REPOWER-e REPOWER-e
repower.com +39 02 581 4211

Set sail with Repower e
Share with your guests a new way of moving and traveling, even on water.
Share the pleasure of clean and silent navigation with your guests, driven by latest generation technology.

Photo of Salone Nautica Venezia Salone Nautica Venezia

May 31 – June 4, 2023
Arsenale, Venice, Italy

Venice is preparing to host the fourth edition of the Salone Nautico , one of the main international trade fairs dedicated to boating. The exhibition venue is the Arsenale of Venice, symbol of the centuries-old military domination of the Serenissima Republic and the beating heart of its naval industry. An incomparable historical context right in the center of Venice, made up of a water basin and fully restored ancient pavilions.

The exhibition spaces are distributed over a water basin, with 55,000 square meters and over 1,100 linear meters of pontoons for exhibitions, 240 berths dedicated to yachts and superyachts, sailing and other types of boats. An outdoor exhibition space of 30,000 m2 , and an indoor exhibition space of 5,000 m2 . The excellence of international pleasure boating is present: national and international shipyards, with many world premiers.

Photo of SeaBubbles SeaBubbles

SeaBubbles hydrogen electric water taxiSeaBubbles 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.

Photo of Super-B Lithium Batteries Super-B Lithium Batteries

Super B high-end Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) are developed and manufactured to outperform lead-acid batteries on the road, on the water or off-the-grid. Our lithium batteries offer a tremendous amount of energy in a small, lightweight and maintenance-free box that’s robust, safe and reliable.

Photo of TEMA TEMA
tema.hr +385 52216740

TEMA offers complete electric propulsion systems for zero emission boats, serial hybrids and parallel hybrids.
From small leisure yachts to large commercial boats, TEMA has solutions for all applications.

Photo of Transfluid-Bellmarine SPA Transfluid-Bellmarine SPA
bellmarine.tech +31(0)85 4868530

Bellmarine electric boat motorsBellmarine is a Dutch brand and historical leader in electric marine propulsion and more besides; With a concentration on the European market with over 4000 systems installed in various types of applications.

Transfluid S.p.A.,  an Italian  company, has been manufacturing power transmission  products  for over 60 years and is well established in the market thanks to its organisation of subsidiaries and distributors around the world. Transfluid has developed a complete range of hybrid propulsion systems and produces permanent magnet electric machinery.

Established in 2018, the new company Transfluid North Europe B.V.  combines the experience and knowledge of the two companies; both share a vision orientated towards the future with environmentally friendly propulsion, for marine and industrial applications, the natural evolution of their technologies.

The merger between the two companies now enables proposal of electrical and hybrid solutions suitable for any type of boat or industrial vehicle, covering a unique range of powers worldwide.

Netherlands

Photo of Venmar Venmar
venmar.it 041 2760310
Photo of Vogo Yachts Vogo Yachts

The Voga Yachts concept enhances the efficiency of local water transport, by reducing waves, noise and environmental impact. We propose to achieve this through:

Innovative Low-Wake, Low-Wave, Low-Energy Hull

Innovative Hydrogen-Supercapacitor-Electric Propulsion

Photo of Wider Yachts Wider Yachts
wider-yachts.com +39 071 201 166
Photo of X Shore X Shore

Electric boat with logo of German Design Awards in the corner of photo
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.

Location: Sweden

Photo of ZF Marine ZF Marine

zf.com

 

One thought on “Guide to Electric Boat Exhibitors: Salone Nautico Venezia 2023

  • May 31, 2023 at 2:35 am
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    Le prove di manovrabilità
    Per le barche elettriche non sono state abolite ma con lo Slalom e la e-Ballerina vengono lo stesso effettuate nella darsena grande dell’Arsenale il giorno 1 giugno dalle ore 10.

    Maneuverability tests For electric boats have not been abandoned – the Slalom and the e-Ballerina events will take place in the large dock of the Arsenale on 1 June at 10:00

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