Sumary of How The World’s First Electric Powerboat Series Could Revolutionize The Marine Industry:
- CEO of Victory Marine) attend the unveiling of the UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series ‘RaceBird’ prototype – the world’s first electric powerboat series, at Yacht Club de Monaco on September 20, 2021 in Monaco.
- (Photo by Lloyd Images/Getty Images) Getty Images The brainchild of Alejandro Agag – founder of Formula E and Extreme E – and former NASA and Formula One engineer Rodi Basso, the E1 Series is the wildest boating championship to be unveiled for decades.
- The world’s first electric powerboat series will see up to 12 teams compete in a series of races across the globe, each sailing a brand-new electric powerboat called the RaceBird – a collaboration between SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine.
- If the series seems far-fetched, remember that seemingly crazier things have happened.
- When Agag launched electric single-seater motorsport championship Formula E in 2014 to rival Formula One with a more environmentally-friendly alternative, many critics presumed it would fail, but by its sixth season in 2019, it was turning a tidy profit.
- Agag unveiled electric off-road racing series Extreme E in 2018 to similar criticism but he remains undeterred, despite the postponement of both events during the Covid-19 pandemic.