Ferretti Group participates in Monaco Energy Boat Challenge


Riva’s El-Iseo prototype is participating in Yacht Club de Monaco’s annual event focused on alternative energy sources.


Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, Riva, El-Iseo, Ferretti Group, Nino Ascone, YCM E-Boat Rally

Riva’s El-Iseo prototype at Yacht Club de Monaco


Ferretti Group is taking part in the 10th Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (July 5-8), which featured Riva’s 27ft El-Iseo prototype participating in the opening day’s 21nm YCM E-Boat Rally from Monaco to Ventimiglia and back. Ferretti Group is among the event’s partners along with the likes of Lürssen, Sanlorenzo, Oceanco, Monaco Marine and Palumbo SY Refit.


El-Iseo, Riva’s first full-electric powerboat, was among new models the brand launched last year as it celebrated its 180th anniversary. The 27-footer has a traditional stern drive propulsion system and an electric motor, with a top speed limited to 40 knots and an acceleration curve “significantly better than conventional boats of the same size”, according to Ferretti Group.


Organised by Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM), this year’s Monaco Energy Boat Challenge features 25 nations, 31 universities, about 50 teams and nearly 500 international students, with the event featuring conferences, talks and forums, as well as sea trials, races and speed trials.


On Thursday morning, Nino Ascone, Head of Engineering and Design at Ferretti Group, participated in the ‘Sustainability Transition: challenges, engagement & adoption’ conference.


Recently, Ferretti Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Enel X Way to develop strategic solutions and services for sustainable recreational boating in Italy. The first step in this collaboration is the installation of Enel X Way charging stations at the Group’s shipyards in Italy, starting with Sarnico on Lake Iseo.