Aqua superPower and Ingenity Join Forces to Expand Electric Leisure Boat Market
LONDON, UK & ORLANDO, USA – 13 October 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 sealedIP-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.