Portugal installs first electric boat supercharger

Marina de Lagos has become the first marina in Portugal to install the Aqua superPower boat charger.

Aqua 75 boat charger

The newly installed Aqua 75 supercharger at Marina de Lagos will be part of a growing regional charging network to be rolled out along the Algarve. Partnering with Galaxia Boats, Marina de Lagos hosted Portugal’s first all-electric boat show earlier this year, promoting a broad range of environmental boating solutions and the largest display yet of electric boats in Europe.

Known for its modern facilities and technically advanced boating ecosystem, Marina de Lagos has 460 berths and aims to become a leading centre for electric boating. Joining Aqua superPower’s global marine fast charge network is part of the marina’s commitment to drive marine decarbonisation and reduce the impact of boating on the environment. Located on the Bay of Lagos at the heart of the historic old town of Lagos, Marina de Lagos has become a maritime gateway to the Atlantic Ocean. The new Aqua superPower charger represents the first station of the network and charging corridor to be built out along the Algarve and Portuguese coast.

Martinho Fortunato, CEO of Marina de Lagos, said, “Marina de Lagos is thrilled to be the first marina in Portugal to offer electric boat fast charging. This is a crucial step in our pioneering environmental protection plan, for which we have found the perfect partners in Aqua superPower and Galaxia Boats, who share our determination, experience and the commitment to greener boating and the environment. We know that electric boats are here now, and they require the reliable ‘plug and go’ fast charging infrastructure Aqua superPower provides.”

Alex Bamberg, CEO of Aqua superPower, added, “We are delighted to service Marina de Lagos as Portugal’s most progressive destination in setting a positive example with the promotion of clean electric boating and sustainable marina management. We share the marina’s mission to protect the oceans while enabling boat users to enjoy the water with the goal of sustainability and conservation of the environment in mind.

Marina de Lagos

“By joining the Aqua superPower network, Marina de Lagos is able to meet the growing demand for electric boats and the infrastructure required to support them. We will be creating a fully built-out marine fast charging corridor and regional infrastructure along the Algarve, starting with Marina de Lagos as the first charging hub.”

A maritime town with more than 2,000 years of history, Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal. Lagos has won several awards for its sustainable practices and has been selected for inclusion in the global atlas for sustainable tourism. More than 60% of its territory is a natural conservation area and all of its beaches as well as Marina de Lagos carry the Blue Flag.

Marina owners, waterside locations, and local governments can benefit from the electric boating revolution by providing Aqua superPower’s high-speed, reliable charging infrastructure without any upfront cost. With over 70 electric boatbuilders currently in operation, there is a growing and fast-evolving range of models for boat lovers to explore.

Aqua superPower’s smart networked superchargers allow them to charge in 20 to 90 minutes.

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