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Three winners announced to transform the Anse de la Réserve marina into an innovation hub for sustainable nautical tourism

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The marina of Anse de la Réserve celebrated a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainable nautical tourism with the announcement of the three winners of its Call for Expressions of Interest (AMI). On the occasion of the second edition of the “Apéro des Navig’Acteurs” event, held on February 8 in the presence of the Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence and the Région Sud, President Jean-Luc Chauvin reiterated the marina ambition to become a true demonstrator of “sustainable yachting”. Initiated in 2023, this AMI has selected 3 companies proposing innovative, environmentally-friendly projects, from a total of 7 applications.

The Three Winning Projects

ZE BOAT – A yachting specialist for 13 years and a major player in nautical tourism in Marseille, ZE BOAT presents the Candela C8, an electrically-powered foil boat. This revolutionary innovation reduces energy consumption by 80%, underlining ZEBOAT’s commitment to the boating industry’s ecological transition.

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COMARBEL (Compagnie Marseille des Bateaux Electriques) At the crossroads of heritage and modernity, COMARBEL operates in four sectors: integration of electrical solutions on wooden and heritage boats, rental-sale of electric boats, consulting in maritime and port activities, and fleet management of electric or heritage boats. The aim is to promote elegant, low-carbon navigation that respects the environment and preserves our naval heritage.

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EPHYRA – At the cutting edge of innovation, EPHYRA offers a global, virtuous solution: the world’s very first green hydrogen-powered nautical ecosystem. The project includes a zero-emission boat, as well as a green hydrogen production and refueling station within the marina, a world premiere in the sustainable marine industry.

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The Anse de la Réserve congratulates these 3 winners for their work in building strong and innovative projects for sustainable yachting and welcomes them to the marina!