Electric boats made their mark at the Salone Nautico Venezia, held in the first week of June. With an E-Village with 30 exhibitors, the E-Regatta was also a success.
On the evening of the 2nd June, a procession of 23 e-boats, both pleasure, made a circuit of La Serenissima, from the Arsenale, along the Grand Canal, under the Rialto and Accademia Bridges then out into the San Marco Basin and back to the recharger-equipped parking jetty.
Day 2 saw 8 boats participate in a come-and-go slalom in and out of yellow and orange buoys, won by the Slovenian-Austrian e'dyn. The same fleet then took part in a world first: the E-Ballerina, each boat "dancing" to their chosen music from The Beach Boys, Freddy Mercury to the more traditional Tarantella and a Barcarole. Points were awarded for manoeuvrability, music and originality. This too was won by e'dyn.
The afternoon saw six boats head out to the offshore waters between the islands of San Clemente and San Spirito. As for previous disciplines, officials of the Italian Motorboat Federation timed 6 boats over two ways (total 1 km). The Anvera clocked a speed of 41 kmh, with Vita 2nd at 33 kmh.
Day 3 saw the autonomy autonomy trial, "I 90 Minuti di Giudecca" , with 7 boats building up laps around a 2.5 km circuit with the winning boat Anvera (5 laps), Rival (4) and little e'dyn (2).
With a total 110 points, e'dyn won the gilded Trofeo Salone Nautica di Venezia and returned to Slovenia. During a live conference on E-Sustainability , evidence was presented that Venice is progressing towards the electrification if its sizeable fleet of fossil fuel motorboats, both ferryboats (vaporetti), taxis, workboats and privately owned boats.