Monaco Energy Boat Challenge introduces new sustainable technology award for 2024

Monaco Energy Boat Challenge

The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, in collaboration with the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, has announced a new category for the 2024 edition of the event that will champion innovative and sustainable solutions for the yachting sector. 

The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge is a yearly event that pits engineers, researchers, students and enthusiasts from all over the globe against their contemporaries in a “thrilling race to design, build and pilot the boats of the future”.  

The recently unveiled Sustainable Yachting Technology Award is set to be one of the hottest categories at this year’s event, which will take place between 1st and 6th July, as it is offering a massive cash grant of €25,000 to the university or research team that comes up with the best design.   

The goal of the new category, and its prize, is to entice universities and research institutions into sharing groundbreaking ideas that could help move the yachting industry onto a greener path. 

From energy efficient projects to emissions-tackling concepts, the one rule that binds entries is that they must have the potential to make a “significant impact” in the yachting sector.  


The award is open to all universities and research facilities regardless of location, though the project must have originated from the establishment and not an outside source.  

Applications must be submitted prior to 30th May, and those who make it through the first round will be informed on 15th June. They will then be asked to come to Monaco to present their projects between 3rd and 5th July. The winner will be announced on the final day of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge.   

For more information and to apply, click here

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