Lagos, PORTUGAL – 10 August 2022 - Riding the wave of e-marine innovation, Marina de Lagos (www.marinadelagos.pt) leads the way in electric boating by becoming the first Aqua superPower (www.aqua-superpower.com) marine fast charging destination in Portugal. The newly installed Aqua 75 supercharger at Marina de Lagos will be part of a growing regional charging network to be rolled out along the Algarve. Partnering with Galaxia Boats (www.galaxiaboats.com), Marina de Lagos hosted Portugal’s first all-electric boat show earlier this year, promoting a broad range of environmental boating solutions and the largest display yet of electric boats in Europe.
Known for its modern facilities and technically advanced boating ecosystem, Marina de Lagos has 460 berths and wants to become a leading centre for electric boating. Joining Aqua superPower’s global marine fast charge network is part of the marina’s commitment to drive marine decarbonisation and reduce the impact of boating on the environment. Located on the Bay of Lagos at the heart of the historic old town of Lagos, Marina de Lagos has become a maritime gateway to the Atlantic Ocean. The new Aqua superPower marine fast charger at Marina de Lagos represents the first station of the network and charging corridor to be built out along the Algarve and Portuguese coast.
“Marina de Lagos is thrilled to be the first marina in Portugal to offer electric boat fast charging. This is a crucial step in our pioneering environmental protection plan, for which we have found the perfect partners in Aqua superpower and Galaxia Boats, who share our determination, experience and the commitment to greener boating and the environment. We know that electric boats are here now, and they require the reliable ‘plug & go’ fast charging infrastructure Aqua superPower provides.” says Martinho Fortunato, CEO of Marina de Lagos.
“One of the main areas of intervention that we have chosen as a priority in municipal activity is to make Lagos a sustainable territory, in parallel with economic, social and cultural development. It iss, therefore, with great pride that we witness the installation of the first charger for electric vessels existing on the Portuguese coast in Marina de Lagos. Without a doubt, it is an important move towards the transition away from fossil fuels and chemicals to non-polluting energy in the nautical world and will serve as a stimulus for the sector to consider its investment strategy going forwards. After all, this clean energy transition is the responsibility of us all, both individually and as a society. It is a future we have to pursue and help make a reality.” says Hugo Pereira, Mayor of Lagos.
“We are excited to work with such a visionary and revolutionary brand such as Aqua superPower and through our work together we have helped to facilitate the installation of Aqua’s rapid charger at Marina de Lagos, the first for the Algarve and for Portugal. This is an important step towards a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come as well as the marine industry. Aqua’s marine fast charging network will help to promote a new era in electric boating”. says Roman Wroath, Founder, Galaxia Boats.
“We are delighted to service Marina de Lagos as Portugal’s most progressive destination in setting a positive example with the promotion of clean electric boating and sustainable marina management. We share the marina’s mission to protect the oceans while enabling boat users to enjoy the water with the goal of sustainability and conservation of the environment in mind. By joining the Aqua superPower network, Marina de Lagos is able to meet the growing demand for electric boats and the infrastructure required to support them. We will be creating a fully built-out marine fast charging corridor and regional infrastructure along the Algarve, starting with Marina de Lagos as the first charging hub.” says Alex Bamberg, CEO of Aqua superPower.
A maritime town with more than 2000 years of history, Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal. Lagos has won several awards for its sustainable practices and has been selected for inclusion in the global atlas for sustainable tourism. More than 60% of its territory is a natural conservation area and all of its beaches as well as Marina de Lagos carry the Blue Flag.
Marina owners, waterside locations, and local governments can benefit from the electric boating revolution by providing Aqua superPower’s high-speed, reliable charging infrastructure without any upfront cost. With over 70 electric boat builders currently in operation, there is a growing and fast-evolving range of models for boat lovers to explore. Aqua’s smart networked superchargers allow them to charge in 20min – 90mins.
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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.
Aqua superPower is the first fast charge network company awarded a grant under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the UK Department for Transport, and delivered with Innovate UK.
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
With a wide selection of electric boats and associated brands on display in Lagos, Galaxia Boats launches its inaugural event at Marina de Lagos on the 15th to 18th April 2022.
Riding the innovative wave of electric vehicles seen across the industry, Galaxia has joined forces with Marina de Lagos to bring electric boats, eco brands and other exhibitors to Lagos, Algrave. Portugal. It is with great expectations that Galaxia and Marina de Lagos will be presenting Portugal with its first all electric boat show. It will be Galaxia’s first event in the boating industry, taking learnings from its sister brand, Soul Circus - the UK’s first yoga and wellness festival that brought together over 50,000 attendees to its events.
Not only will this be a large display of EV boats from Europe and beyond, but alongside the traditional marine industry exhibitors, there will also be a wellness area with yoga and pilates, a champagne and seafood bar, sunset DJ parties on board sailing catamarans. This is set to be an event like no other in the boating industry combining wellness, boats and afterparties.
For Galaxia, the electric boat show will also mark their official launch as a Power Boat Sales & innovative Environmental Solutions leader in the space. Their brokerage collaboration include Cheetah Marine, Sunconcept, Spectro Yachts, Aqua superPower and leading lectric engine manufacturers
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Galaxia Boat Show Announces Two Year Partnership with AQUA superPower for First Electric Boat Show in Portugal
Portugal’s inaugural electric boat show will welcome Aqua superPower as the official charging partner of the event. The first fully marinised network of fast chargers for electric boats, Aqua superPower will partner with Galaxia Boat Show for two years to support exhibitors and to show how marina owners, waterside locations, and local governments can benefit from the clean boating revolution by providing high-speed, reliable charging infrastructure as part of their decarbonisation and sustainability plans.
The company will be installing the Aqua 75 marine supercharger at Marina de Lagos and will be present throughout the Boat Show (15-18 April 2022) to demonstrate how the Aqua network operates, enabling both leisure and commercial electric boats to rapidly recharge and extend their autonomy. Beyond the show, the Aqua 75 charger will serve as the first in a growing regional network to be rolled out in the near future.
Riding the wave of electric vehicle innovation seen across the transportation sector, Galaxia Boat Show has joined forces with Marina de Lagos to bring electric boats, eco brands and other exhibitors to Lagos, Portugal, most notably AQUA superPower.
With the installation of Aqua superPower’s rapid charger for electric boats, Marina de Lagos becomes the first destination in Portugal to adopt e-marine mobility, making Lagos a global example of marine sustainability and conservation of the environment.
“Our partnership with Galaxia Boats is an important demonstration that the charging infrastructure exists to support the rapidly growing number of electric boats. We are delighted to service Marina de Lagos as a progressive destination that sets a positive example in driving marine decarbonisation and reducing the impact of boating on the environment. We look forward to playing a central role in making Galaxia Boats a success with the largest display of electric boats in Europe.”
Alex Bamberg, CEO of Aqua superPower
“We are excited to work with such a visionary and revolutionary brand such as Aqua superPower and through our work together we have helped to facilitate the installation of Aqua’s rapid charger at Marina de Lagos, the first for the Algarve and for Portugal. This is an important step towards a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come as well as the marine industry. Aqua’s partnership with Galaxia will help to promote a new era in electric boating.”
Roman Wroath, Founder, Galaxia Boats
“Marina de Lagos is thrilled to pioneer in riding the electric wave in marinas in Portugal and to offer the first electric boat charger in the country. A crucial step for our environment protection plan, for which we have found the perfect partners in Aqua superpower and Galaxia Boats, who share our determination, experience and the commitment to greener boating and the environment.”
Ingrid Fortunato, Director, Marina de Lagos
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Galaxia Electric Boat Show will take place from 15-18 April 2022
Location - Marina de Lagos
Social Media - @galaxiaboats
General admission tickets are free
Riding the innovative wave of electric vehicles seen across the industry, Galaxia has joined forces with Marina de Lagos to bring electric boats, eco brands and other exhibitors to Lagos in its inaugural year of the show.
Over 25 brands in its inaugural year across key marine brands and lifestyle offering.
Key speakers including Aqua superPower, Marine de Lagos (chairman of ICOMIA), Suncepncept (BlueEconomy), Torqeedo & SOMAR.
Key professionals in the industry including CEO’s/company staff of leading electric boat & engine manufacturers, angel investors and fund managers.
PLUS: Key marina owners/operators from across Portugal and southern Europe + Government delegates (circa 100 attendees). Fresh and delicious food and drink on-site
Showcasing the best of marine electric propulsion innovation.
A few words from MSCAR…
We will be present at the “Galaxia Electric Boat Show”, from April 15th to 18th. at Marina de Lagos, with an exhibition of some electric brands/models representing: FIAT 500-e, CUPRA BORN, JEEP-e, KIA-EV6 and with the PEUGEOT 508PSE.
MSCAR - Comércio de Automóveis, SA, based in Faro, currently represents 15 car brands in the Algarve - Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Cupra, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Iveco, Isuzu, Jeep, Kia, Honda, Seat, Maxus, Opel, Peugeot, Piaggio and also the Chevrolet brand, in the area of After Sales, MSCAR has as part of its "quality policy" to meet the needs of customers and provide them with a quality and personalized service. We are prepared for the new challenges of mobility and we defend the protection of the environment with enormous tax and financial advantages in a wide range of plug-in and electric hybrid vehicles for your company.
In this way, we invite you to visit us and get to know these models with characteristics and autonomy that will certainly test you.
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