"The propulsion of pleasure boats, leisure craft and small service vessels".

  • Category: Webinars
  • Dates : January 26, 2023
  • Timetable: 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Online

From internal combustion engine to electric motor, what are the findings and possibilities today?
For what uses? Are vehicle or human propulsion the alternatives of the future?

This webinar is presented by theUniversité Bretagne Sud, with presentations and testimonials from players in the nautical industry: the Association Française pour le Bateau Électrique(AFBE), the Naviwatt, Grain de Sail, Iliens and Alternav companies, and the École Nationale de Voile et des Sports Nautiques(ENVSN). 


2:00 pm: State of the art of propulsion in the nautical industry and associated environmental impacts.
Gwenaël Le Maguer, Université Bretagne Sud

2:20pm: Electric propulsion and hydrogen: where do we stand?
Yannick Wileveau, President of AFBE and CEO of Naviwatt - design and construction of electric boats

2:50 pm: Sailing without a motor: the way of the future?
Veil propulsion: a realistic option for workboats.
Human propulsion: can it be (re)developed for service uses?

Christophe Baley, Université Bretagne Sud.
Jacques Barreau, director of Grain de Sail - goods transport under sail.
Léon Passuello, director of Iliens - passenger transport under sail.
Alex de Roquefeuil, director of Alternav - design and construction of boats and oars specifically for sculling.

3:20 pm: Decarbonizing yachting activities: priorities and means of support for the nautical industry.
David Rontet, in charge of Sport Mer Littoral, École Nationale de Voile et des Sports Nautiques (ENVSN).

3:30 pm: Discussions between participants and speakers.

4:00 pm : End of webinar.

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