SailGP partners with RS Electric Boats to reduce support boat emissions for Season 3

Sail GP Partners with RS Electric Boats

May 16, 2022

As part of its commitment to accelerate the transition to clean energy and be the most sustainable sports and entertainment property, SailGP is chartering a fleet of Pulse 63 electric boats for Season 3.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63 electric RIBs. The vessels are 100% electric so they generate zero emissions and are oil-free, meaning there is no risk of water pollution. These boats additionally have almost silent operation and produce little wake.

Designed to be an electric boat from the beginning, the RIB features a unique aerodynamic hull form that supports the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

Jon Partridge, RS Electric Boats Commercial CEO, commented, “It is an absolute privilege to team up with SailGP and be a part of their transition to a zero-emission support fleet”.

RS Electric Boats shares SailGP’s clean energy ambitions for power boats at sailing events. Founded by sister company RS Sailing, RS Electric Boats was born from the discovery that fossil-fuelled support boats are one of the biggest polluters at dinghy competitions.

RS Electric Boats Puls 63RS Electric Boats and SailGP will work together to inspire the uptake of electric propulsion across the sailing community and wider marine sector. With a variety of Pulse 63 models already available to purchase including coach, commercial, superyacht and leisure craft, RS Electric Boats can facilitate the switch to electric with ease. Furthermore, the Pulse 63 electric RIB is economical to run, simple to service, and can be charged in less than two hours via CCS, making adoption highly accessible.

SailGP Chief Operating Officer Julien Di Biase said: “All at SailGP are excited to partner with RS Electric Boats on our journey towards a zero-emissions support fleet. It’s been a privilege to work with RS Sailing alongside the SailGP Inspire Program, and this is an excellent addition to the relationship”.

Tom Verity, On Water Transition Manager at SailGP added “SailGP is committed to have its entire on-water footprint powered by clean energy propulsion by 2025. We recognise the high-performance capabilities of the Pulse 63 and are thrilled to be working with RS electric to deliver on this progressive commitment.”

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