Lanéva Boats, ambassador of the National Pact

In accordance with the wishes of HSH the Sovereign Prince, the MTE created in January 2018 the National Pact for Energy Transition in order to mobilize residents, workers, students, companies, institutions and associations of Monaco.

We will explain to you how Lanéva Boats is involved in this ambitious approach!

To convert Monegasques to the energy transition, the MTE relies on around twenty Pacte ambassadors such as Lanéva Boats. Incubated at Monaco Tech and labeled “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution”, the start-up has designed a 100% electric boat that plays the card of sustainable luxury.

The prototype, which cost nearly 600,000 euros, was built in a shipyard north of Lake Como, “with traditional Italian know-how,” says CEO François Richard. Linen fiber and volcanic rock for the deck, cork oak bark floor and upholstery made from recyclable materials… “The engine technology is inspired by aviation. The battery cells are similar to that of Bertrand Piccard’s solar plane. “In 2019, the Vesper prototype, which promises to save 3.5 tonnes of CO2 per year, was inaugurated by Prince Albert II.

Today, Lanéva Boats is working on a new version marketed in summer 2022 and a larger model, between 9.5 m and 10 m. As Ambassador of the Pact, François Richard has made it his responsibility to evangelize at every opportunity. Participation in conferences, working groups …

One of its projects should hit the mark: the retrofitting of internal combustion engines. It’s about converting boats to electric. Supported by the Green Fund, the project is being carried out with the Riva family, which established its commercial base in Monaco in the 1960s. “We are going to work on a showcase boat which will make it possible to create a market”, hopes the CEO.

To find out more about the national pact, consult the Prince’s government website.


This text is taken from the magazine Transitions & Energies Hors Série Winter 2022.