LONDON, UK & ORLANDO, USA (October 13, 2022) – Global marine fast charging network operator Aqua superPower and award winning electric boat manufacturer Ingenity announce their strategic partnership to jointly promote marine e-mobility in the sports and leisure boat sector. Aqua superPower and Ingenity will be collaborating to drive charging infrastructure and compatibility standards to make clean electric boating accessible and accelerate the transition to marine e-mobility.
Ingenity Electric is focused on expanding zero emissions and sustainability throughout the marine industry. Earlier this year the company launched its 23E luxury day-boat to great acclaim, featuring Ingenity’s patent-pending modular ‘skateboard’ design and joining their sportier GS22E, a surfboat developed in collaboration with Nautique. Aqua superpower has been rolling out its network of marine fast chargers with installations in the US at Lake Tahoe and Lake Michigan, and in Europe along the Cote d’Azur (France), Venice (Italy), Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and the UK, with substantial deployment growth to come.
Ingenity has adopted the automotive industry’s Combined Charging System (CCS) standard to pave the way for open usage of DC and AC chargers for their entire product range. When asking a consumer to make a significant investment in an electric boat, they need to know they can have the charging that suits their lifestyle. Access to a robust charging network makes the decision to switch to an electric boat much easier. The partnership with Aqua superPower is to expand the network to provide the convenient charging boat owners need.
Sean Marrero, President of Ingenity, stated, “Ingenity will continue to lead the way in enabling boaters to do what they love on the water in a more sustainable way, but electrification is about more than just boats. We must also come alongside like-minded companies to provide the next generation of infrastructure, distribution, and support. There is nobody doing more on the marine charging side than Aqua superPower, and we are happy to be working closely with them to create a better tomorrow today for more boating customers.”
Scott Canning, VP Business Development USA of Aqua superPower said, “Electric boats need charging and chargers need boats. Our strategic alliance with Ingenity adds to the growing stable of leading electric boat makers Aqua superPower is working with to drive and develop marine fast charging interoperability, safety, and compatibility standards. We are very excited to partner with such a prestigious boat brand as Ingenity to jointly facilitate the adoption of sustainable, clean boating.”
Ingenity’s intelligent software with remote charge monitoring and navigation systems will integrate seamlessly with Aqua superPower’s network and user management technology. It is vital from a safety point of view that the latest connected technology is used, and electricity cannot be drawn until the electronic handshake with the boat has been completed satisfactorily. Aqua superPower’s fully sealed IP-65 rated DC rapid chargers are smart networked to deliver regional charging corridors and hubs in both inland and coastal boating areas.
The Aqua superPower network is accessible to electric boat users via the Aqua secure app or RFID card, enabling users to view a map showing charger options, offering navigational aids, and managing charging sessions. With this new partnership, Aqua superPower and Ingenity are creating a seamless user experience that will support the growth of the electric leisure and sports boat market as part of their shared mission to reduce the impact of boating on the marine environment.
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About Aqua superPower: Aqua superPower is the first fully marinised dockside network of fast chargers for electric boats. The product range includes AC and DC charging solutions with a current maximum power output of 150 kW, allowing DC compatible powerboats to rapidly recharge and extend their autonomy. Aqua superPower has developed the first supercharger specifically engineered and rated for use in marine environments. Built to IP65 standards, Aqua superPower is a revolutionary and sustainable marine charging solution.
The global electric boat market is expected to be worth over $20 billion by 2027. There are currently over 30 million recreational boats in the world. Assuming the boat market continues to grow in line with historical trends, it is likely there will be more than 1 million electric boats by 2030. Regulation will accelerate this trend. More and more areas will only be accessible to electric boats. www.aqua-superpower.com
Source: IDTechEx, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027; Aqua estimates
About Ingenity: Focused on bringing sustainable solutions to the marine industry, Ingenity integrates the latest in environmentally conscious propulsion technologies into the most demanding boating applications. To find out more, visit ingenityelectric.com
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 97 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com