Monaco Energy Boat Challenge

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Building the future of propulsion

Launched in 2018 by YCM which supplies the teams with the same design catamaran hull, the challenge for teams is to design the cockpit and the most efficient and durable propulsion system using renewable alternative energy sources limited to a given quantity of energy (max. 10kWh stored on board).


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WINNER 2022 & 2023

Uniboat Solar Team

From Università di Bologna, the UniBoat Solar Team clinched top honors at the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge in 2022 and 2023. Their solar-powered boat, a blend of academic brilliance and innovation, set new benchmarks in sustainable marine propulsion.


Their consecutive wins highlight both their technical prowess and commitment to a greener maritime future.

The Yacht Club de Monaco was among our earliest supporters and in 2019 was the first location in the world to install DC marine fast chargers.

Main features

  • The Yacht Club de Monaco provides the One Design catamaran Hull
  • The Teams imagine & build their own cockpit and propulsion system
  • Alternative energy propulsion system
  • Within regulations & guidelines and followed by validation by a committee
  • 10kWh authorised onboard as primary source of energy (battery, hydrogen, fuel cell)
  • Production/propulsion authorised onboard while racing : solar, wind…