Electric yacht owners touring the Mediterranean coastline can now rest assured that their fast charging needs will be met from the Italian Riviera to the Côte D’Azur, after Aqua Superpower DC units were installed at both the Monaco Yacht Club and Cala del Forte Marina in Ventimiglia.
The UK-based Aqua superPower, whose stated mission is “to reduce the impact of boating on the marine environment through the development of an all-electric and integrated global ecosystem of marine superchargers,” announced the new prestigiously located installations on LinkedIn on Wednesday.
Two of the company’s sleek-looking second generation Aqua75 DC rapid charging units were installed at the Monaco YC and one at the Italian Riviera marina – as pictured, above and below.
According to the company’s website, the “fully marinised” chargers offer both AC and DC charging with a current maximum power output of 150kW, allowing DC compatible powerboats – both commercial and leisure – to rapidly recharge.
The chargers can be accessed through a dedicated Aqua smartphone app that provides a map of the network, navigational aids and displays charger options. The chargers can also be accessed with a secure RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) card.
“The new installation in Cala del Forte as the new high-tech gateway location connecting the Italian Riviera with the Côte d’Azur puts Ventimiglia firmly on the map,” said Alex Bamberg, CEO of Aqua superPower.
“We are proud Aqua’s network technology was chosen as part of the marine e-mobility nfrastructure servicing both Cala del Forte and Monaco in support of SMIP’s goals of sustainable port management and ecological responsibility.”
But this electric boat charging solution is not limited to luxurious destinations. As you can see in the diagram below, the company’s technology has been installed around the world, including four locations across Australia.
And according to a LinkedIn post from the company’s global development director, Husnain Khan, “there are lots more installations in the pipeline” across a number of different countries.
“There’s lots to do, and the low carbon future solution will not be realised overnight…”, Khan wrote.
“However – If you’re an e-boat builder, an agent, a coastal municipality, a council or local authority, a port, a marina operator, have a facility on a large inland lake or a network on inland waterways.. please feel free to reach out, talk to us, share your EV ambitions and some suggestions and you could potentially help shape and mould our deployment (road?) map in your region and country.”