A partnership has been formed between Mediterranean marina network the Marinedi Group and Aqua superPower to build a maritime fast-charging infrastructure as the sector seeks to transition to electric forms of boating.
To begin with, Aqua superPower will install its marine fast chargers at the Marina di Brindisi in Italy, an electric boat charging hub within the commercial port of Brindisi. With 638 berths, Marina di Brindisi is a base for vessels making journeys to the coasts of Croatia, Greece and Montenegro across the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. Marinedi is claimed to be the first Mediterranean marina group to offer an electric boat charging solution.
Earlier in 2022, the Marinedi Group adopted the protection of the environment and biodiversity into its constitution with a focus on sustainable planning, construction and management. By installing Aqua superPower’s marine fast chargers at Marina di Brindisi, Marinedi will take a significant step toward making the marina a sustainable boating location.
Through the partnership, Aqua superPower and the Marinedi Group aim to deliver a fully connected network and charging infrastructure across all of the latter’s marina locations.
“The objectives of the future can be summarized in a single term: compatibility,” said Dario Montanaro, CEO of Marina di Brindisi. “This is also the goal of Marina di Brindisi. All our initiatives are characterized by the idea of being compatible with port services to customers, with respect for the environment, with the diversification of nautical propulsion and with technological innovation. We are pleased to be the first of the Marinedi Group and the first in Puglia to have a charging station for electric boats.”
Marinedi’s CEO, Renato Marconi, commented, “As a forward-thinking and sustainable leader, Marinedi wants to provide the necessary infrastructure for people to be able to make the switch to electric boats. We recognize the growth of the electric boat market and it’s essential that a charging network is in place to service these boats.”
Michele Bolpagni, country manager of Italy for Aqua superPower, said, “We are delighted to be working with Marinedi because our missions align in the aim to help reduce the impact of boating on the marine environment. Access to charging infrastructure that offers a reliable plug-and-charge user experience, offering features like charge-point visibility, is essential for boat owners if they are to develop the confidence to transition away from liquid carbon fuels. Marina di Brindisi is the first Marinedi location to install our Aqua 75 DC marine rapid charger, with further network destinations to follow shortly, making electric boating accessible to all Marinedi customers.”