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UIM Environmental Award

Chris Davies on 18th January 2022

There is still time to apply for the 2021 UIM Environmental Award.


In order to inspire and recognize excellence in innovation, development, and the application of environmentally friendly technologies the UIM is delighted to present the 12th edition of the UIM Environmental Award.

UIM President, Raffaele Chiulli said.

The UIM is committed to promoting environmentally friendly practices which, we hope, will help to contribute towards solving some of the environmental challenges of today, particularly those involving the decline in biodiversity to the unsustainable use of energy resources.

What is the UIM Environmental Award?

This award recognises outstanding environmental leaders, whether individuals or organisations that have excelled in 2021 in vision, innovation, leadership, and initiatives to the benefit of the environment.

Who can apply?

UIM Member Federations, racing teams, boat builders, engine manufacturers, universities, research centres, scientists, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s), event organisers, companies and individuals are all eligible for the 2021 UIM Environmental Award.

What is the benefit of the recognition?

The winners of the 2021 Environmental  Award will be announced in an official press release distributed to more than 1500 international media representatives, UIM partners & sponsors, UIM Promoters, National Federations, and stakeholders.

Previous UIM Environmental  Award winners.

Sunreef Yachts won the award in 2020 for its in-house engineered solar power system. Their system is the only composite-integrated photovoltaic technology in the marine industry. Engineered by the Sunreef Yachts Eco R&D office, it allows solar panels to be integrated with all curved composite structures for an energy efficiency unrivalled in the yachting world.

The 2019 award went to the team from Italy’s Blue Matrix whose vision was centred on the belief that green technology excellence applied through sport can be transferred to other production sectors to give a concrete effect in the fight against climate change. For this reason, the team created competence centre in Taranto focused on electric boating based exclusively on renewable energy sources.

In 2018 the award went to the Yacht Club De Monaco who, since 2014 have organised in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Hydro’s Foundation, and the Union Internationale Motonautique, the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge. This challenge allows young engineers the opportunity to develop alternative propulsion systems to power tomorrow’s yachting using only clean energy sources.


How to enter?

Entry Forms are available via the UIM website and must be returned no later than 31st January 2022 to the UIM Secretariat by email:

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