Click&Boat sets sail with an extended fleet of electric boats

As more people become concerned with lessening their carbon footprint, travelling with eco-friendly vehicles is all the rage, but it is not limited to bicycles and cars. The UK has increased their electric charging points by 70% in the last two years and this technology is making its way onto the water. Electric boats are revolutionising the motorised pleasure boating sector across the world.

The choice of electric boats is also expanding rapidly on Click&Boat, the leader in boat rental. Click&Boat was previously limited to small local boats without a license but is now rapidly developing globally.

Edouard Gorioux, co-founder of Click&Boat, says: “There is a real enthusiasm around electric boats. In the Mediterranean in particular, appropriate infrastructures are being built, with more and more charging stations. One hundred electric boats are listed on our platform, and this is only the beginning. In five years, half of the motorised boats could be replaced by electric boats”.

Electric boats allow for quieter navigation and the chance to observe marine fauna without disrupting it. The boats do not produce any polluting emissions in the air or water, unlike traditional combustion engines. And depending on the model, solar panels are installed on the roof to provide additional autonomy, plus power the onboard equipment.

This represents a viable solution for boating enthusiasts, who now have access to a dedicated electric boat section, many with skippers, on platforms like Click&Boat. This all has the capacity to reduce the environmental impact of boating while allowing users to enjoy the beauty of the sea and inland waterways in peace.

Electric boating for everyone
Electric boats are one of the most dynamic trends in the marine industry. According to Statista, the global market volume for electric boats will grow from approximately USD 8.4 billion to USD 15.6 billion by 2030, corresponding to an annual growth rate of 13.2%.

Already popular in the Netherlands, the electrically powered pleasure boat is experiencing a worldwide boom. In the spring of 2023, historic manufacturers such as, Fountaine Pajot and its Aura 51, delivered their first models that can be rented by the week for an offshore cruise. As for the specialist brands, they are moving up a gear by manufacturing high-performance units that rival combustion units while having a drastically reduced impact on the environment. Click&Boat features the Eelex 8000 that is available in Hyères.

Spearheading the accelerating digitalisation of boating, Click&Boat, which has had a record first quarter, is proud to strengthen its catalogue of electric boats for hire, by working with owners committed to sustainable boating.

New electric boats combining innovative technology and sustainability are available exclusively on Click&Boat. This is the case of the Candela C-8 below, the first 100% electric foil boat, with the foils acting as appendages to allow the boat to rise above the water.

**Or this 100% electric version of a legendary Riva model, reinvented to meet current environmental standards.

Electric Boat examples: Book an electric boat to see the beautiful island of Mykonos in Greece. Home to award-winning restaurants, cosmopolitan vibes, designer boutiques, elegant bars and sparkling waters – Mykonos has it all. The waterfront is lined with rows of 18th century fishing houses with wooden balconies that hang out over the sea. Explore the waters with a skipper on a stunning catamaran. Sleeping up to eight people, in six cabins, the catamaran also has a dingy, SUP, cushions, a bathing ladder, and speakers to listen to tunes while discovering the spectacular coastline. A week’s adventure, on board Lagoon 42, costs from £7,098 total, and for up to eight people sharing the boat.

In Monaco, home to the rich and famous find the Candela C-8, a revolutionary electric boat that uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a one-of-a-kind boating experience. With a sleek carbon fibre hull and modern lines, the C-8 is designed to be both high performance and environmentally friendly. A day’s adventure, on board Candela C-8, costs from £1,487 total, and for up to six people sharing the boat with a skipper.

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