The Interboot show takes place this week – until Sunday, September 25 – in Friedrichsafen on Lake Constance, the 63 kilometres stretch of water that borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The event takes in the entire spectrum of water sports and will host 350+ exhibitors in six halls, with on-water demonstrations both indoors and outdoors on the lake itself. There is also a ‘Green Area’ that showcases sustainable boating ideas, offers and presentations.
While most of the other boat shows in Europe take place in coastal areas, the boat segment of Interboot is somewhat different owing to the show being situated on an inland lake. There is definitely more of a focus on inland rather than purely open water vessels, and that is true of the electric boat section as well.
Delphia has been designated as the electric boat brand of Groupe Benneteau, committing to having all of its inland yachts available in 100% electric propulsion by 2024. In May of this year they started the ball rolling with the all-electric Delphia 11 and then three weeks ago unveiled the Delphia 10 at the HISWA Boat Show in Rotterdam.
The Delphia 10 was designed in collaboration with Vripack Yacht Design and will be available in three versions. The Lounge and Sedan available now, with a Lounge Top model to be unveiled in November.
Portless Catamarans from Hungary will be showcasing their two-level double hull houseboat that comes in four parts which are zipped together in ten minutes so up to six people can get out enjoying the water. The Portless 14 weighs 120 kilograms (264 pounds) and is driven by a 1 kW electric outboard engine with li-ion battery that gives it a range of up to 30 kilometers (48 miles) at about seven kilometers (11 miles) per hour.
Also at Interboot is Greenline Yachts, one of the pioneers of electric boating who revolutionized the boating industry with the introduction of the first hybrid boat in 2008. The Greenline 39 is a perfect boat for extended trips on inland lakes and rivers but can also handle open water.
On the accessories side of things, FLIN solar from Kiel, Germany, is showing a diverse range of products, from solar sails to flexible solar mats, and walkable solar floor panels. One of the most intriguing new products is their double-sided solar modules that can be attached to a railing (FLINrail+) or drawn up the mast of a sailing yacht one after the other (FLINkite+). The panels can also be tilted to best catch the sun’s rays.
Newly founded Polish motorboat-builders Virtue Yachts presenting their all-new Virtue V10 at Interboot, a recreational boat in the 10-meter (30-foot) range. The V10 incorporates the patented Petestep hull technology that increases planing efficiency and is taking full advantage of it with Evoy high power electric outboards.
Elwood boats of Finland makes lovingly crafted wooden electric boats based on traditional styles but with a very modern and contemporary feel. The Elwood 550e HT was launched last year and the growing company now has a full range up to the 950e, a full on travel boat with two sleeping cabins and a usable inner bunk.
In the Green Area, you can see the work of Alveus Bootsbau, a German boat restoration workshop that has refurbished an English coastal dinghy Drescombe Henley originally built in 1991 as a prototype of a solar racing boat. Hilmar Dembler-Malik of Alveus has outfitted the boat with a 2 kW Torpedo Cruise 2.0 electric motor and batteries charged by an adjustable solar roof.
No boat show would be ocmplete in 2022 without the presence of Candela, whose Candela 8 is one of the top selling premium boats in Europe over the past year. Not top selling premium electric boat, top selling premium boat of any description.
Directory of Electric Boat Exhibitors at Interboote 2022
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
Our home is on the lakes and river.
Our boats are specially designed for all the sailors who enjoy fresh water cruising, all over the world.
We believe the best cruises are clean and quiet.
That’s why Delphia is committed to create boats that are fully electric, by 2024.
We love to escape from it all.
For us, boats are meant to be a second home, where comfort, space and light create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, for all your weekend getaway and holidays.
BOATING WITH ALL THE SENSES
Our long-time dream, our own collection of classically elegant, quietly and pleasantly powered wooden boats, is now available to you. In Elwood boats, our passion for Finnish craftsmanship, our love for building from wood and our interest in quiet propulsion come true.
FLIN solar GmbH develops and sells solar modules and innovative solar systems for boats and yachts. Become independent with solar energy.
The Garmin Force trolling motor has the power to move you from spot to spot more quickly and stand up better to winds and currents — and it’s still whisper quiet. The high-efficiency brushless motor operates at either 36 V or 24 V. When running at 24 V, it delivers comparable thrust to our competitors’ 36-V motors.
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
ELECTRIFY ANY WATER SPORTS EQUIPMENT, WHETHER STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS, WINDSURF BOARDS, WAVE RIDERS OR KAYAKS
SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE GS22E
A first of its kind, the Super Air Nautique GS22E is a revolutionary electric towboat unlike anything else on the market today. For the ultimate on-water experience, Nautique has partnered with our sister company, Ingenity Electric, to bring the latest in electric propulsion technology to our multi-sport GS22E. The award-winning Ingenity Electric system operates using clean energy that delivers optimal performance for watersports activities in an eco-friendly package. Built onto the already widely popular Super Air Nautique GS22 platform, this new GS22E is a boat ready to connect families that like to do a little of everything on the water while emitting zero-emissions.
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
The drop stitch technology used in SUPs has already made it possible to create inflatable products with high sidewall strength. Portless solar-powered inflatable catamarans were born from the reinterpretation of this technology.
A combination of clean, unique design and functionality in the service of relaxation. This is what PORTLESS products offer.
Are you looking for a mobilizable solution for all-day fun, or do you want to have a party on the water with a group of up to 8 people? Become a Portless catamaran owner!
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
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.
Virtue Yachts are created by people with a deep passion for yachting. Our engineering team has many years of expertise in yacht production. But above all, we are active boaters ourselves. We specialize in creating yachts with features lacking in the current market.
Above all, we believe the future belongs to electric-powered boats. From the first moment of designing the V10, we planned and optimized the outside and inside hull design for modern Li-ion batteries and EVOY electric engines. As battery technology is advancing fast, we believe the capabilities will exponentially increase and eventually replace conventional engines in pleasure boating. Let the future begin now.