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City Boats Lisbon

An alternative city river and lake transportation for touristic activities

December 2018
Gallery City Boats Lisbon 1
Gallery City Boats Lisbon 1


Thanks to its solar panels on the roof (providing 1kW), City boat proposes comfortable, ecological and quiet solar cruises on the river Tagus in Lisbon.

The solution is an alternative city river and lakes transportation for short distance in a small group of people, in a comfortable way, without the use of fuels, a creation of air and noise pollution. The boat uses solar panels of 1 kW to provide energy to the motor (directly) or to the batteries. There are two versions, 4 batteries supplying a 4kW motor, or 2 batteries supplying a 2kW motor. City Boats Lisbon use no CO2, no fuel, and has no negative impact on the environment.

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Label Date December 13, 2018
From Portugal
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Networking, visibility and experts' support in obtaining funds and finding opportunities for implementation. City Boats also would like to franchise solar cruise solution to new markets.

The environmental benefits

  • 15kg of CO2 per hour of cruise are saved compared with fuel boats.
  • No negative impact on the environment.
  • No CO2 emission.
  • 95% less energy consumption.

The Financial benefits

  • No cost of fuel and minimum maintenance
  • A touristic operator can save 30-40% compared with traditional fuel-powered boat.

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We provide sustainable tourism and business solutions in Portugal based on the solar boats.

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Headquarters 1000-092 Lisbon, Portugal

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