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All Electric Powerboat Racing E1 Series CEO and Co-Founder Rodi Bar Confirmed as the SYUK Technical Seminar’s Keynote Speaker

Published on: 02 September 2021

Electric Powerboat Racing E1 Series

British Marine and Superyacht UK (SYUK) are excited to announce that Rodi Basso, CEO and co-founder of the new all electric powerboat racing series called the ‘E1 Series’ will be this year's SYUK Technical Seminar’s keynote speaker.

Over the last few years, the SYUK Technical Seminar sponsored by Lateral Naval Architects has had a sharp focus on the environmental impact of the superyacht industry and the challenges, innovations and solutions that are helping to reduce its environmental impact, as the world aims for decarbonisation and sustainability. This year is no different with the afternoon speakers giving a series of talks on carbon offsetting, windship technologies and an exciting first look at the new E1 series powerboat racers.

The E1 Series is the world’s first and only electric powerboat racing series. The series was established to create an exciting, competitive racing platform to promote sustainable electric watercraft and reduce the environmental pressures being placed on the ocean, rivers and lakes.

The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) E1 World Electric Powerboat Series will see up to 12 teams competing on the water in spectacular global race locations. The pilots will tackle tight and technical circuits, reaching speeds close to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph) behind the wheel of the RaceBird powerboats, designed by SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine.

The E1 Series was launched in 2020 by two close friends from the automotive world, Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso. Alejandro is a groundbreaking pioneer of sustainable motorsport, having created three electric racing series from scratch: Formula E, Extreme E and now the E1 Series. Rodi Basso is an entrepreneurial motorsport engineer with a passion for the sea and innovation, with an impressive background in Formula 1, working with Ferrari and Red Bull Racing (as well as working with NASA).

The SYUK Technical Seminar is now in its 11th year and is a well-established event in the superyacht calendar welcoming international industry professionals from within the superyacht world who will come together to discuss sector specific topics.

This year’s Seminar will take place on the 16 September 2021 from 10am at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, Southampton.  

Member tickets are only £145 inc VAT for the full day including entry to the Networking Reception, please click here to book your tickets. 

Electric Powerboat Racing E1 Series