The E23 model is a 100% electric boat, which will assist the new autonomous electric racecourse marks throughout the competition. The new model, which will be launched in Barcelona this Spring, will be commercialised during 2024 and the first units will be used to set the racecourse of the 37th Edition of the America’s Cup which starts on 22nd August 2024.
Grant Dalton, CEO of America’s Cup Event, believes this is an additional significant step in sustainability, continuing to reduce the fossil fuel carbon emissions of the event alongside the advancements with the introduction of the Hydrogen powered Chase Boats also.
“Since the last America’s Cup, we have been acutely aware of doing what we can to replace fossil fuel guzzling vessels where we can. Obviously, we are not yet at a stage where they can be completely eliminated, but where we can- we will. And this is why we have chosen to partner with De Antonio Yachts and their E23 as electric support vessels.”
De Antonio Yachts will be one of the first brands worldwide to develop a series production electric model with optimised performance and range for sailing thanks to an evolved hull development. The new E23 is a catamaran with an integrated foil, which provides additional lift by reducing drag, increasing speed and thus extending its range.
“As a Barcelona born company, it is an honour for us to be the Official Electric Boat of the 37th America’s Cup and to present this new model to the world at an event of this magnitude. It is a privilege to be able to support the organisation and contribute, with our boats, to the most sustainable edition in the event’s history,” said Marc de Antonio and Stan Chmielewski, co-founders and CEO’s of the company. “With the new launch of the E23, De Antonio Yachts intends to contribute to the revolution of a more sustainable yachting,” they added.
- Length overall: 7.20 m
- Waterline length : 6.40 m
- Beam: 2.30m
- Hull draft: 0.40m (without engine)
- Displacement: 1,600Kg
- Power: 50 kW/70 hp
- Battery capacity: 40 kWh.
- Maximum speed: 30+ Knots
- Range: 6 Knots 10 h. 60 Nm / 20 Knots 2 h. 40 Nm
- Charging time: 1 h 15′ with fast charger / 12 h with standard charger
- Fresh water tank: 55L
- Construction: Infused GRP with vinylester resin.
- Foil: 6061 casted alloy
- Battery capacity: 40 kWh.
About De Antonio Yachts
De Antonio Yachts was born in 2012 from the passion of its founders, Marc de Antonio and Stan Chmielewski, for the sea and design, with the interest to innovate by creating boats with simple and avant-garde lines. Today it has established itself as a worldwide reference shipyard with production centers in Poland and Spain.
By offering the market new solutions, such as innovative hidden outboard engines for all models and applying concepts that improve efficiency, ease of use and performance, De Antonio Yachts has become a benchmark in the yachting sector.
As a result, the company has expanded internationally, with a presence on five continents and a wide network of exclusive dealers, thanks to the range of its 9 models of different lengths, which have achieved 3 nominations and 2 awards for Best European Motor Boat of the Year along with other international recognitions.
The latest models presented have been the D50 Coupé, flagship of the brand and recently the D32 Open presented during the Barcelona Boat Show 2023.
Following the launch of its new models, De Antonio Yachts is working on new boats for 2024 and 2025, which will be announced during next year.
Steady growth during a decade of success
De Antonio Yachts has been growing and consolidating its presence in the national and international market, with 60% of its boats being exported. The company closed 2021 with the delivery of 65 units, representing a 45% growth in turnover over the previous year. This progression is maintained for this 2022, with 75 units sold, 115 units confirmed for 2023 and 90% of production already booked for 2024.
Short-term objectives include continuing to evolve towards a more sustainable range of vessels and consolidating its expansion in the Americas and Asia.