Lanéva wins second place in the Energy Boat Challenge of the Yacht Club de Monaco

by: François Richard

Back on the 5 days of the 8th edition of the Energy Boat Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club of Monaco, in collaboration with the International Motor-boating Union (UIM) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The event was an opportunity to discuss new clean and alternative propulsion systems and to see 32 teams compete, 22 universities with a total of 17 nationalities represented.

An incredible experience, Lanéva finished in 2nd PLACE in the general classification. The Lanéva team is proud to have come first among electric boats running on batteries.


  • For the maneuverability challenge, we were the fastest, followed by the Candela and Tenderworks teams.
  • For the endurance race we completed 12 laps, as much as the hydrogen boat HYNOVA YACHTS, congratulations to them and to Tenderworks for their 20 laps (despite their disqualification).


For the other competitions, congratulations to VITA for the 16 nautical mile Monaco-Ventimiglia Roundtrip and to Candela for the speed record. Congratulations also to the TU Delft team for their selflessness!

Congratulations also to the participants of the other classes and in particular to Team UniBoAT (Italy) first in the Energy Class, followed by the Dutch-Monegasque E-Racing Team and the French “Capgemini Engineering” Team. Bravo to the Dutch “Sunflare Solar” team. , who won the Solar Class ahead of Team Swiss Solar and Team HAN Solar Boat.

We also have the honor of meeting Mike Horn, Ambassador of the Yacht Club de Monaco, who came aboard our VESPER and with whom we were able to interact. A unique moment!

We would like to thank the Yacht Club de Monaco for their welcome and for organizing this challenge. It was an honor for Lanéva to represent Monaco during these different events.

Find the official press release of the UIM.