2021 Monaco energy boat challenge

It was great to arrive in Monaco with the whole team. We successfully completed our first race and flew across the great ocean with our trimaran. On the second day, our boat’s most complex electrical system was badly damaged, a huge setback for the team. After investigation, we found that it was not possible to repair it in Monaco with the resources we had. We are very disappointed that we did not sail the endurance challenge.

Nevertheless, we can be immensely proud. We fulfilled our dream of creating the world’s first flying hydrogen boat and showed the world the potential of green energy!


Hydro Motion

Last year the team had an ambitious new plan. The TU Delft Solar Boat Team 2021, built world’s first flying hydrogen boat. This project is called Hydro Motion.

With this boat they raced in the open sea class during the world championships in Monaco.

We want to inspire the entire maritime industry by showing what is possible with a hydrogen powered boat. Together we can take the necessary steps towards a sustainable shipping industry.

About us

The TU Delft Solar Boat Team is a Dream Team of the TU Delft. Our team consists of 23 ambitious students from eleven different faculties.

We take on the challenge of designing, producing and racing a fully functioning hydrogen-powered boat in one year. Every year we prove the competence of our boat in spectacular races.

With this, we want to accelerate the transition to green energy and stimulate and develop young talent.