SailGP has extended its partnership with ePropulsion for a further two seasons as part of its target to become 100% powered by clean energy, both on and off the water, by 2025.

The league’s partnership with ePropulsion, a market leader in marine electric propulsion systems, was first announced at the beginning of Season 2 and has now been renewed for Season 4 & 5.

Season 4 // ePropulsion and SailGP extend partnership for two more seasons

As part of the partnership, ePropulsion will continue to accelerate SailGP’s operational transition to clean energy by providing electric outboard motors to the league’s event support tenders and tenders supporting the SailGP Inspire program.

ePropulsion’s technologies have also been recently used to power SailGP’s autonomous race marks, which are electrically powered and operated by GPS. This removes the need to anchor each mark to the seabed and avoids causing damage to the sensitive marine environment.

It comes after five events of SailGP’s 11-event Season 3 calendar were 100% powered by clean energy. The partnership has also allowed SailGP to reduce its support boat emissions by an average of 10% per event.

Co-founder and CEO of ePropulsion Danny Tao said he was ‘thrilled’ to announce the continued partnership with SailGP.

“With the help of SailGP, we have identified the key role that sustainable boating plays in the protection of our planet’s fragile marine environment,” he said. He added that both companies will be ‘exploring further avenues to tackle climate change together.’

SailGP’s transition and innovation manager Tom Verity said the league would be working to ‘further integrate’ ePropulsion’s ‘market-leading technologies’ across all operations.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with ePropulsion for a further two seasons, working at the intersection of technology and sustainability to propel a cleaner future for SailGP and the wider marine industry.”