Open applications for the electric boat of the year

Naviwatt Zen Pro, the winner of the 2017 Electric Boat of the Year

The Association Française du Bateau Electrique (AFBE) renews its election as the electric boat of the year. Reminder of the participation procedures.

2nd edition of the electric boat of the year

Following the success of the first edition in 2017, the Association Française du Bateau Electrique (AFBE) is renewing its election as the electric boat of the year. Through this competition, the AFBE wishes to promote the best offers and practices within the nautical sector. As a reminder, the trophy had rewarded the naviwatt company for the Zen range which has since been revealed at the Grand Pavois 2018.

Conditions of participation

All manufacturers with an electrically propelled boat or beach craft in their catalogue with a capacity not exceeding 12 places may participate in the election of the electric boat of the year. The proposed vehicles must be available on the French market, be certified or in the process of being CE certified and comply with the ISO 16315 electric propulsion standard. Each manufacturer may propose at most one boat.

Timetable and selection process for boats

The application form must be sent to afbe@bateau-electrique.com before 3 December 2018. A jury comprising a nautical personality, a member of the AFBE, a specialist journalist and a member of the FIN will evaluate the aesthetics of the boat, its energy efficiency in relation to the technologies used, its performance, its equipment, its size / price ratio and the manufacturer's commitments for the electric boat industry. The public vote will complete the selection by 30%.
The Electric Boat of the Year Award will be officially presented on December 14 at the Nautic in Paris.

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