Caponnetto Hueber joins E1 Series for foils engineering

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Caponnetto Hueber has sealed a partnership with Victory Marine for the Seabird/ E1 Series project, the world’s first and only electric powerboat racing series.

Victory Marine Navy & Technologies is the official RaceBird engineering and manufacturing supplier of the E1 series and Caponnetto Hueber is the official hydrodynamics and foils engineers.

The E1 World Electric Powerboat Series will see up to 12 teams competing on the water in spectacular global race locations. The pilots will tackle tight and technical circuits, reaching speeds close to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph) behind the wheel of the RaceBird power boats designed by Sophi Horn of SeaBird Technologies and Brunello Acampora of Victory Marine.

Describing Brunello Acampora, CEO & founder of Victory Marine says: “Efficient and safe hull and appendage design has been one of the constant values in thirty years of Victory Designs. To validate and develop our initial ‘divergent thinking concept’ for the RaceBird, we strongly wanted to renew and strengthen the cooperation between Victory and the experts Mario Caponnetto and Francis Hueber. Having them onboard this exciting design adventure is going to boost our performance, by all means”.

The E1 series was established to create an exciting, competitive racing platform to promote sustainable electric watercraft and reduce the environmental pressures being placed on the ocean, rivers and lakes.

Mario Caponnetto, CTO & founder, says: “Caponnetto and Hueber have always been a part and promoter in the sailing competition technological revolution, which brought incredible performances within the last decade.

“We are very pleased to be able to transfer our expertise to the field of powerboats, where the impact from a sustainability perspective can be huge. The collaboration with Victory Marine on the Seabird/E1 series project can have an extraordinary influence on rethinking the way of maritime transportation.”

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