Give your luxury vintage boat a new life


We source the best technologies in the world according to our standards of exceptionality, technological reliability and durability. We check and validate all our partners and suppliers. We only believe in real experience and field tests. When we have doubts, we avoid. Our mindset is as follows: we offer our customers an unprecedented boat which, combined with impeccable customer service, is revolutionising the boating experience for decades to come. Sustainable luxury is, for us, the luxury of the 21st century.

Lanéva is an engaged brand. As such, we are committed as Ambassador of the Mission for the Energy Transition (MTE) of the Prince’s Government of Monaco for the promotion of best environmental practices.

Our brand

When the brand was born, our intent was clear: we wanted to demonstrate our respect for history and the masters, and then allow our creativity free rein.

Lanéva has its roots in the nineteenth century, and more specifically in the work of German engineer Moritz von Jacobi who, in 1838, launched the world’s first electric boat on the River Neva in St Petersburg, watched by Tsar Nicholas I. It was the first time in history that royal eyes had the opportunity to see an electric boat in action.

Our expertise

Our expertise

We are constantly looking for the best components on the market while keeping a close watch on technological trends in our sector and neighboring industries. Aviation, automobiles and heavy industry are all sources of inspiration, whether for technical references or system safety levels.

Replacing combustion engines in boats not designed for this requires a strength of adaptation and an ability to project into future customer use. This multidisciplinarity is the keystone of our expertise.

Both able to program a Vehicle Control Unit (VCU) with all the necessary degrees of safety and ergonomics, we are able to electrify boats over 50 years old thanks to high-level remodeling and advanced mastery of calculation software. Engineering is at the heart of our expertise.

Our team

The Lanéva team is a fine mix of technical experts in electric propulsion and naval architecture with visionaries of what the boat world will be like in the years to come. To assert our character, we have united the best in each discipline while ensuring we cover the main cities of Europe with natives from different countries.

Our team


François Richard

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marc Ronet

Engineering Manager

Thomas Papanikolaou

Strategic Advisor

Patricia de La Teyssonnière

Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Jean-François Nicolino

Head of Powertrain

Roland Teixeira de Mattos

Growth & Commercial


Marion Aufan

Communication 360 Manager

The Lanéva Journey

The Lanéva Journey


Lanéva launches the first luxury 100% electric aquatic service in Venice, in collaboration with Blitz Exclusive.

Lanéva launches its first retrofit kit compatible with the Riva® Ariston.


Lanéva is the winner of the Concours d’Élégance at the Cannes Yachting Festival and wins 2nd place in the Energy Boat Challenge of the Yacht Club de Monaco.


The Lanéva Vesper is labeled by Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse Foundation.

Lanéva wins the first Luxury Innovation Award in Geneva organized by the Luxury Innovation Group.


Inauguration of the first boat by H.S.H. Prince Albert II at the Monaco yacht club.


Creation in Monaco.