Ruban Bleu Electric Boats launches a new version of the iconic 5-seater ACE: the ACE2


Summer is back ! And with the sun comes the joys of summer: relaxation, weekend getaways, outdoor activities… and above all freedom in XXL size thanks to river cruises.

10 million passengers a year (source: French waterways report) enjoy discovering the beauty of France along the water.

Becoming captain of your own boat is a unique experience in #slowtourism mode. At last we can take the time to be ourselves, to sail as we like and to savour all the pleasures on offer: aperitifs on deck, swimming in the most beautiful spots, stopovers in picturesque regional sites, the beauty of the landscapes we cross…

In response to growing demand for rivertrips, French manufacturer Ruban Bleu Electric Boats has announced a long-awaited innovation: the evolution of its 5-seater ACE.

The ACE 2 is a version that features a number of improvements to provide an even more enjoyable browsing experience.

Practical and comfortable, the ACE 2 is ideal for family cruising

River tourism enthusiasts will be very familiar with the ACE, the 1st model in the Ruban Bleu Electric Boats range: since its creation, it has become a benchmark for leisure centres.

In 2024, the manufacturer pushed back the boundaries of the compact no-licence boat with the launch of the ACE 2. Available from today, it has the same number of seats (5) with some notable improvements:

  • The deck layout has been redesigned to ensure a smoother, more comfortable ride on board.
  • A centre console has been added for even greater practicality.
  • A slight modification to the hull significantly improves the boat’s manoeuvrability.
  • The rear hatch has been removed for reasons of watertightness and simplicity. Engine access is now from inside the boat.
  • Access to all the boat’s technical equipment (drive, charger, battery) has been simplified to ensure easy day-to-day maintenance.
  • A full keel protection system is now available as an option.

Ruban Bleu Electric Boats: a success story spanning more than 30 years

A forerunner in slow tourism, Ruban Bleu Electric Boats is a French manufacturer of electric boats without a licence, based in Vigneux de Bretagne, near Nantes, in the Loire-Atlantique region, since 1992.

Its ambition? Democratising the pleasure of silent sailing and ‘zero pollution’… at a lower cost.

Ruban Bleu Electric Boats defends a different vision of river tourism, one that is closer to nature. You can forget about the noise of the engines, which also disturbs the animals, and relax and enjoy unforgettable moments with family and friends.

With lower running costs than traditional boats, it’s a win-win situation. Thibault de Veyrinas, the manager, stresses: ‘Electric boats have fewer moving parts and don’t need an engine oil change, which drastically reduces maintenance costs. Even over the long term, water sports centres are making real savings, since electricity is still cheaper than petrol or diesel’..

It’s a concept that appeals far beyond our country’s borders: thanks to proven expertise and a culture of innovation that’s part of its DNA, Ruban Bleu Electric Boats has established itself as the European market leader in river pleasure boating.

‘Always in line with our slogan “Let’s sail into the future together”, the expectations and needs of our customers are more than ever at the heart of our actions.’

Thibault de Veyrinas, the director

The (big) little extras

A range of boats from 5 to 25 seats

Driven by the desire to defend a 100% French approach, this Nantes-based company regularly develops new boats and engines.

In particular, it has developed the ECO ONE range of motors, the fruit of R&D innovation, a new generation of high-performance electric motors (up to 1,200 hours of use before overhaul). Ruban Bleu Electric Boats is the only manufacturer of POD electric motors in France.

More than 300 turnkey bases installed in France and abroad

As well as boats, Ruban Bleu Electric Boats offers a genuine turnkey concept. Project developers, local authorities and leisure centres benefit from a range of services, from the sale of spare parts (batteries, propellers, propeller pins, carbon, pontoons, bollards, etc.) to training in fault detection.

Tailor-made support is also available, step by step, to bring all your water sports center projects to life. The ‘Location Study Service’ offers a study including technical and administrative feasibility, as well as a forecast of the project’s operation.

In a few words, Ruban Bleu Electric Boats is...

  • + Over 30 years’ experience;
  • + More than 100 boats produced per year;
  • + More than 2,500 boats sailing around the world;
  • a full range of customer services, including maintenance, logistics and spare parts;
  • support for project leaders;
  • a Research & Development department;
  • recognised know-how.

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