Vita Power’s Stewart Wilkinson and Louisa Bonello are emerging fresh ideas and “energy” to the traditional craft of boatbuilding. The pair’s ideas originate from some of the most creative minds in automotive technology, yacht design, engineering and of course, “energy” that they are using to propel the new Vita powerboat via electricity.
The speedboat was designed in the United Kingdom and built at Vita Power’s base on Lake Maggiore, Italy. The 30 foot Vita incorporates classic style, craftsmanship and even proprietary electrical propulsion to perform silent speed and eco-friendly luxury.
The brand new Vita Yacht shined at the star-studded 2018 Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, grabbing attention from all at the event. In fact, the winning bid on the exclusive model of Vita’s flagship electric powerboat was over $2 million at the Gala, provided by Lapo Elkann. Among items including donations from Madonna, Mick Jagger and Chopard at the event that raised almost $25 million to support the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s work on behalf of the world’s oceans, the Vita powerboat was the highest priced item.
The winner of the bid received an innovative powerboat, which featured twin electric water jet drives and liquid-cooled lithium batteries and tactile steering feedback. The Prince’s foundation also received a considerable sum that will go toward further assisting the world’s oceans.
Stewart Wilkinson, Founder and Chairman of Vita Yachts, confirmed the announcement saying: “Vita was founded first and foremost to prove that environmentalism and the luxury yachting industry can exist side by side. Our boats are designed to deliver exceptional performance without compromising the waters on which we all rely. We are therefore delighted that our collaboration with Garage Italia on this exciting project has raised such a remarkable sum for the Prince Albert Foundation, and we hope that our contribution will help to promote and protect the interests of the marine environment around the world.”