Delphia Yachts and Aqua superPower, the global marine charging network, have announced a strategic partnership to stimulate the adoption of clean electric boating. The two companies will be working together to support Delphia dealers and customers with a widespread and efficient electric boat charging network. The partnership will enhance marine charging infrastructure with Aqua superPower charge points along growing charging corridors.
Delphia and Aqua superPower will promote clean and silent electric boating to end-users and marinas with joint events, such as mini conferences. The two companies will also identify potential research projects which would be beneficial to blue innovation and clean marine technology development. With ‘mindful cruising’ as its central vision, Delphia has been successfully promoting its unique concept made for inland waterways and coastal areas throughout Europe and has ambitious plans to expand in this market globally.
Aqua superPower has been successfully promoting e-boating systems with electric propulsion since 2021. The company has a wide experience in building and operating charging networks of DC superchargers and lower powered overnight AC chargers in the marine sector.
Aqua superPower’s marine fast charge network operates globally including in France, Monaco, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the UK and the US, with more destinations to follow. Delphia launched its first version Delphia 10 series using 100 per cent electrically propelled engines in August last year.
Martin Schemkes, Delphia brand director, said: “At Delphia, we are designing and building boats for peaceful retreats where we can fully connect with our friends, family, and nature. Together with Aqua superPower we are on a mission to make electric navigation accessible everywhere.
“With four models launched in one year, Delphia Yachts has a goal: be fully electric by 2025. By working with Aqua superPower we aim to offer our customers a strong charging network to go mindfully cruising on inland waterways and coastal sheltered areas. Sustainability isn’t just a way of thinking but also a way of acting.”
Delphia’s strategy is to build boats that are specifically designed to enable their owners to live unique outdoor experiences and to explore vast networks of canals, rivers, lakes and coastal areas surrounded by beautiful landscapes. As part of its proactive contribution to creating a more sustainable environment and its vision as a mindful cruiser, Delphia is committed to building only electric boats by 2025.
Clean marine emobility works best when electric boat users can take advantage of conveniently located reliable charging stations throughout their local area. Delphia and Aqua superPower will jointly identify key target areas in Europe’s inland waters where such charging infrastructure is needed.
Alex Bamberg, Aqua superPower CEO, said: “Aqua’s mission is to reduce the impact of boating on the marine environment – an aim that closely mirrors Delphia’s sustainability commitments and vision of mindful cruising. Our partnership with Delphia will significantly expand the Aqua network in Inland waterways for the benefit of their customers and all electric boat users.
“Working as the official electric boat charging partner with a prestigious boat builder as Delphia, who are one of the leading brands of the Beneteau Group, is an endorsement of our credibility as the leading experts and operators in the sector. We look forward to positively contributing to Delphia’s sustainability objectives and jointly promote clean electric boating.”
Aqua superPower’s network is designed to create a seamless user experience that is accessible to boat users via the Aqua app or RFID card, enabling users to view a map showing charger locations, offering navigational aids, and managing charging sessions.
The Aqua team has long-standing and successful experience in deploying electric vehicle charge point networks and is now transferring this knowledge developing technology, functionality and features tailored specifically for the marine sector.