ePropulsion, a global challenger in the marine electric propulsion systems and services market, announced the results of its active sponsorship season.
Most recently, ePropulsion sponsored the Sailing Tigers, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – Dubai’s participation in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021. The company also sponsored Travis Odenbach’s J / 70 One design and is the title sponsor of the Georgia Total Electric Championship Invitation Bass Competition. In addition, ePropulsion has teamed up with SailGP, whose nine Grand Prix series racing events will be held in Bermuda from April 2021 and will culminate in the USA in March 2022. The next race, Event 4, will take place in Denmark from August 20th to 21st. ePropulsion is working with these individuals and organizations to raise awareness and drive engagement across the community for the adoption of clean and renewable propulsion systems in boating.
During the week-long Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021, which took place from July 6th to 10th and was hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco, 25 teams from 16 countries competed in three different classes – Energy, Solar and Open Sea. ePropulsion was selected by a team of nine emerging multidisciplinary engineers and engineers to deliver its Navy 6.0 electric propulsion model for the challenge. The goal of the Sailing Tigers was to build the fastest and most environmentally friendly boat.
“We were the only Energy Class team using the ePropulsion engine and it delivered excellent results, especially in the record-breaking speed race where we finished second at a speed of 12.43 knots, ”said Issa Mousa, Operations Lead, Sailing Tigers. “We took part in every race as the only non-European team that physically took part in the competition. The performance of the ePropulsion equipment did not go unnoticed as many teams from different classes expressed their interest in the ePropulsion brand. “
The Association for Applied Technical Science from Croatia also took part in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021. Adria Hydrofoil competed in the solar class with an ePropulsion Navy 6.0. The Adria Hydrofoil Team finished sixth overall.
Earlier this summer, Travis Odenbach’s Honeybadger, equipped with an ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Evo, took part in the North American J / 70 Championships hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club from May 9-15 in Annapolis, Maryland.
ePropulsion was also the title sponsor of the Georgia Total Electric Championship Invitational Bass tournament – the ePropulsion GA Bass TEC. During the tournament, nine clubs with a total of 72 anglers competed against each other, with the winners receiving the state championship and a new ePropulsion Navy 6.0 Evo outboard motor. The event took place on May 29th at Hard Labor Creek Reservoir in Walton County, Georgia.
The brand built on the success of the ePropulsion GA Bass TEC by partnering with SailGP to become the electric outboard supplier for Small Craft for Season 2, which includes 2021-2022, and Season 3. SailGP is the first climate-friendly sports and entertainment hotel with the goal of accelerating the transition to clean energy. SailGP has set an ambitious goal to ensure that its events run 100% clean energy by 2025 – both on and off the water, and Navy outboard motors have been selected to power the SailGP Inspire support vessels. SailGP Inspire is the league’s community engagement program that aims to build a more inclusive sport from the ground up and create the next generation of climate advocates.
“This year we’ve seen a lot of interest in the ePropulsion line from various points of sale around the world,” said Danny Tao, CEO of ePropulsion. “The ecological advantages of the electric drive paired with the functions, range, speed and The light weight of our ePropulsion products are accepted by sailors, anglers and innovators alike. We look forward to continuing to support such programs and look forward to further opportunities in the coming months. “