Grove Boats SA designs, builds and commercializes electro-solar and hybrid boats intended for passenger transportation, for capacities ranging from 12 to 100 passengers.
Our products are designed in Switzerland, built in Europe and used throughout the world; they combine nautical know-how and solar technology.
Our experienced technical team is also available for engineering and consulting mandates related to “clean navigation” and the development of prototypes. Such developments enabled us for example to recently launch the “Solar SeaCleaner”, first st “zero emission” boat to clean port and swimming areas


Our Aquabuses run on clean energy without the inconvenience of noise, smells or even vibrations. They are economical and easy to maintain and their reliability has been proven through the many units in operation, some for already more than 10 years. Very popular because they are on the cutting edge of technology as well as ecological, our crafts offer a very different proposition to our customers. Their “green” technology and innovation facilitate access to financing through private or public entities wishing to associate their image and support.

Our customers

Our clients are professionals: operators of touristic infrastructures (hotels, resorts, marinas, parks and nature reserves), providers of public transportation services, or public entities like towns and regions, etc. They operate near bodies of water (lakes, rivers, canals, ports, marinas, coastal areas) and seek solutions for mobility respecting the environment.

Our expertise and team

Our know-how ranges from naval architecture to electrical engineering including hybrid motorization (fuel cells, diesel generator, etc.). Our engineers are some of the most innovative in the field of solar powered boats and together they combine several decades of expertise.
Close partnerships with European naval boatyards enable us to offer excellent quality at reasonable costs. And an international distribution network enable us a close relationship to our customers.

Our references

Our technical team has largely contributed to the success of over 40 units that are sailing throughout Europe (France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain,...), some for over 10 years. The main classification societies in Europe, like Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Rina... have successfully certified each of them.
Beyond these commercial operations, our engineers initiated the first transatlantic crossing by a boat powered by photovoltaic energy: the « Sun21 » in 2007. Our team also participated in the launching of the first around the world electro-solar boat project (« PlanetSolar »).
In addition to the constant improvement of our Aquabus line for passenger transportation, we recently launched a “sea cleaner” fully propelled by solar power to address the increasing need to clear harbour and bathing areas.

Services and propulsion

We undertake engineering mandates related to navigation and clean power (electrosolar, hybrid, fuel cells, etc.). Our services range from the feasibility studies to the management of the project. We also market and represent the brand Torqeedo, the German maker of quality outboard electrical propulsions.

The origin of our name: Sir William Grove

The name Grove Boats is dedicated to the pioneer Sir William Grove, who invented the fuel cell and was involved in the first experiments with electric boats, in the 1840 already!




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