Monaco Boat race supports 100% zero emissions propulsion and Sustainability in yachting
New Delhi, June 29, 2022: Legrand India, the global leader in electrical and digital building infrastructure extends its support to the first Indian participation in Energy Boat Race Challenge which will be conducted at the prestigious international forum in Monaco on 4th July, 2022. This boat is designed by ‘Team Sea Sakthi’ – 14 students at Kumaraguru College of Technology Coimbatore, Tamil Nādu, which is assembled keeping in mind sustainability with zero emissions rate.
The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge is a competition uniting yachting projects around zero emission propulsion and sustainability. The event gathers teams participating in the races and the industry taking part in the exhibition and conferences resulting in a Sustainability Hub at the heart of the Yacht Club de Monaco. University Teams and professionals will be challenged on water and during tech talks reflecting on the future of zero emission propulsion.
This event occurs annually, positioning Monaco as the ‘World Capital of Yachting’ which is owned and managed by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Initiated in 1904, when Monaco welcomed the first powerboat meetings trialling the first combustion engines at sea, it is now a testing ground for green innovation where students, engineers, researchers, owners, and the industry can meet.
Team Sea Sakthi is the first and the only Indian energy-boat team to participate in this event. These students will represent India in Monaco among 32 other teams from other countries such as the USA, Canada, Greece, Dubai, Indonesia etc. The team is competing in the Energy Class boat building, which comprises just two power sources, which are solely renewable and have an electric propulsion system under the guidance of Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Sandith Thandasherry (Founder & CEO -NavAlt Solar & Electric Boats Pvt Ltd)
Mr. Tony Berland, CEO and Managing Director, Group Legrand India said, “We are privileged to extend our helping hands for the students to represent India for the first time in Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2022. It our continuous focus to be an environment friendly company across the globe. Through MEBC, we wish to encourage young creative minds to showcase their pioneering ideas in form of models and talks. We want to encourage them to produce solutions towards low carbon transition in the Marine Industry”