Nominated boats – The Gussies 2023

The members of the International Judging Panel have voted and the Finalists are now selected for the 2023 Gustave Trouvé Awards for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating.

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Click here to see all boats nominated.

Categories

Electric Boats Under 8 metres / 26 feet 3 inches (includes 8m / 26′ 3″)
Divisions: In Production  •  In Development

Electric Boats Over 8 metres

Divisions: In Production  •  In Development

Commercial Passenger Electric Boats
Divisions: In Production  •  In Development

Electric Sailboats

Retrofitted / Customized / DIY Electric Boat

Electric Workboats


The spirit of the Gustave Trouvé Awards is to recognize achievement and excellence in electric boats – boats with non fossil-fuel propulsion – and to promote zero emission water transport.

Criteria for Production Boats Categories:

Electric Boats Under 8 metres / 26 feet 3 inches
Electric Boats Over 8 metres / 26 feet 3 inches
Commercial Passenger Electric Boats
Electric Workboats

  • Main propulsion must be electric
  • Can include other non fossil fuel propulsion methods as secondary propulsion (i.e. sail)
  • Fossil fuel propulsion as secondary propulsion does not meet criteria:
    a hybrid boat that uses fossil fuel for propulsion does not meet the criteria
    UNLESS it is offered for sale to the public in an all-electric version
  • Boat length is LOA (Length Over All)
  • At least one production model sold by July 26, 2023
  • Commercial Passenger Electric Boats must have at least one vessel in operation
  • Only one model per Category per Manufacturer
  • Previous Gussies Winners not eligible for 2023 Awards

Criteria for In Development Boats Categories:

Can be in any stage of development, but must meet propulsion requirements of Production Boats Categories above.

Clarification of Commercial Passenger Electric Boats

This category is to award electric boats that have been designed specifically to take paying passengers from one location to another such as ferries and watertaxis. Boats designed for recreational use that may be used as tenders should be nominated in the appropriate length category above, as should boats that are designed for recreational use but are in use for rental or charter purposes.

The general criteria for Production Boats apply to this category.


Criteria for Retrofitted / Customized / DIY Electric Boat

  • ‘One-off’ boats that have been specifically built or re/retrofitted for electric propulsion. Production boats customized, altered or fitted to the purchasing client’s desires are Production Boats.
  • Main propulsion must be electric
  • No fossil fuel propulsion or generation

Criteria for Electric Sailboats

  • Main propulsion wind/sail
  • Secondary propulsion all electric
  • Sailing boats with an all-electric drive train that use fossil fuel to generate electricity but not to propel the boat are eligible

All nominated boats:

Production Electric Boats: Up to 8m / 26ft

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Concept / Development Electric Boats: Up To 8m / 26ft

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Production Electric Boats: Over 8m / 26 ft

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Concept / In Development Electric Boats: Over 8m / 26ft

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Electric Sailboats

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Retrofitted / Customized / DIY Electric Boats

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Electric Workboats

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Commercial Passenger Vessels: Currently In Operation

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Commercial Passenger Vessels: Currently In Development

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Axopar 25e Gussies Award Winner

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