The E1 Series has unveiled the first full-size model of the electric RaceBird powerboat, which its pilots are preparing to race in the world’s first electric powerboat championship.
The RaceBird was revealed today during a presentation ceremony hosted at the Yacht Club de Monaco in Monte Carlo, where E1 Series co-founders Alejandro Agag and Rodi Basso were joined by the boat’s designer, Sophi Horne (founder of SeaBird Technologies), Brunello Acampora (founder and CEO of Victory Marine), and UIM President Raffaele Chiulli to remove the covers from the revolutionary new vessel.
Monaco has been confirmed as a host venue for the inaugural season of E1 Series, with pilots set to race on the Mediterranean Sea and inside Port Hercule. Mercury Racing joins E1 Series as Official Propulsion and Propeller Partner to support with the development of the craft’s outboard motor.
Only one year on from the series launch, the unveiling of the full-scale model marks a major milestone for the championship as the E1 Series moves closer to putting the RaceBird on the water and the start of prototype testing early next year.
Earlier this year, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) entered as an investor in the E1 Series. The partnership with the PIF represents a significant step forward in the long-term development of the series, and provides a strong foundation to accelerate the development of the RaceBird technology.