Odisseia 2020
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This summer our heroes of the sea will travel portuguese waters showcasing all improvements made this season.

During the course it will be possible to see our boat fly with our brand new hydrofoil system!

With our unique dual motor system of 10kW you will be able to see our boat reach speeds over 30km/h

This marathon being only possible with our 1.2 kW of solar power combined with our carefully designed electrical system giving us maximum efficiency.

Follow us through this journey on our social media and watch our live trips below!


  • 22/08 - Entre-os-Rios | Porto

  • 05/09 - Lisboa | Cascais

  • 09/09 - Sesimbra | Setúbal

  • 13/09 - Lagos | Vilamoura


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Who we are

Técnico Solar Boat is an university project consisting of cross-degree engineering students at Instituto Superior Técnico that work together on the development of a solar powered boat. Its main purpose is to participate in worldwide engineering competitions organized by Solar Sport One and Yatch Club de Monaco.

We are currently an unique project in the Iberian Peninsula, already counting on two prototypes built (SR01 and SR02) with which we participated in three years of international competitions. In July 2019 we earned the 2nd place of the Solar A class at the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge.

The next big objective set by our team is to develop and construct a new hydrogen-powered competition vessel.

As a team, our main goal is to learn, improve and innovate as much as possible for these competitions and at the same time promote renewable energies, sustainability, and electric mobility. This is also why Técnico Solar Boat is completely open source.


Reponsible for the energy management, hydrofoils control system, dual motor system, telemetry and database.

Mechanical Systems

They carry the design and production of the hydro-foils struts, transmission sytem, propulsion column and trailer

Hull Design and Composites

Those who make sure our boat floats! They design and produce every composite made piece.

Management and Marketing

Making a competitive boat comes with it's costs. We try to balance efficiency and cost with a low budget.

Hydrogen Propulsion

The brand new department that is focused on developing a hydrogen powered boat.

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Our team

The team consists of 40 students at the moment from Instituto Superior Técnico. This year the team is once again busy improving our boat. These students DO NOT suspend their studies in order to work on this project although they're fully focused on working on the Solar Boat.

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    João Pedro Novo

    Team Leader
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    Gonçalo Costa

    Head of Electrical Systems
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    João Domingues

    Head of Design and Composites
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    Luis Rodríguez

    Head of Management and Marketing
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    Pedro Rodrigues

    Head of Hydrogen Propulsion
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    Robin Tomaz

    Head of Mechanical Systems
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    João Maia

    Mechanics Technical Director
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    Maria Inês Rodrigues

    Composites Technical Director
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    Sebastião Beirão

    Technical Director
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    André Querido

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    António Abreu

    Design and Manufacturing
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    Basile Belime

    Hydrofoils Control
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    David Mendes

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    Dinis Rodrigues

    Management and Marketing
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    Diogo Rijo

    Transmission System and mini-trailer
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    Duarte Silva

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    Francisco Gouveia

    Transmission System
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    Gonçalo Santos

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    Inês Carriço

    Motor Control
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    Inês Silva

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    Joana Nicolau

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    João Góis

    Propeller and Columns Design
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    João Martins

    PCB Design
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    João Pedro Silva

    Solar Panels
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    José Pedro Figueiredo

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    Larissa Guimarães

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    Leonardo Sabino

    CNC Machining
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    Mafalda Abreu

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    Maria Portijo e Silva

    CNC Machining
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    Miguel Marques

    Hydrostatics Analysis
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    Ricardo Carreira

    Cooling System
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    Sara Silva

    Design and Manufacturing
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    Simão Amaro

    Fuel Cell
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    Tiago Silva

    Propulsion Column
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    Tomás Carreira

    Hydrofoil Design
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    Tomás Vasconcelos

    Steering System

Want to join our team?

Watch our facebook page for news about recruitment or feel free to send us an email and prove your worth!

Our Sponsors

Our project completely relies on the funds and materials provided by external entities, we want to thank each and everyone who understands and believes in what we do. Without our sponsors, this project would not exist.

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Where we stand

Additional info

  • Alternative address:
    IST - Taguspark, Room 1 - 4.16, Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 2744-016, Porto Salvo

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