HYDROCONTEST EPFL TEAM

Official website of the EPFL Team association that participates 
to the Hydrocontest

HIGH TECHNOLOGIES

To be competitive, we need to use the lastest technologies in terms of processes, embedded control systems and materials.

SHARING

Together we achieve more!

CONTEST

Our main goal is to do our best at the Hydrocontest!

ABOUT US

An EPFL Association dedicated to maritime efficiency

Since 2014, the Hydrocontest EPFL Team has worked on maritime efficiency in order to find solutions for our polluted world

DISCOVER OUR HISTORY

SOME NICE FIGURES

Let’s resume our team and the contest within a few figures! 

StudenTs Involved

EPFL LAboratories

awards won

Teams

Prototypes

HYDROCONTEST

Flagship event of the Hydros Foundation, the HYDROcontest is the first international student competition dedicated to naval energy efficiency.

HYDROCONTEST Website

Shaping the boats of tomorrow!

Both incubator of ideas, awareness-raising and education tool, the HYDROcontest gathers the future engineers and architects worldwide around a common issue: CARRY MORE, FASTER, USING LESS ENERGY. Students are invited to design, build and pilot the most energy efficient boat.

SAME BATTERY & MOTOR

All the teams are provided with the same electric engine. The amount of available energy is imposedto travel a set distance and the ranking is made according to the running time

TWO DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

Mass Transport category in which each vessel must hold 200kg of ballast to simulate the displacement of a cargo vessel. 
Private Boats category in which prototypes loaded with 20kg, represent leisure boats.

IMPOSED SIZE

Maximum dimensions: 2.50 x 2.50 x 2.00 m

OUR PROTOTYPES

Since 2014 and it’s first participation the EPFL Team has developped many different performing prototypes, based on innovative ideas! 

BIFOILER

Has competed in the Lightweight Category since 2016.

SWASH

Has competed in the Heavyweight category during 2014-2017

NES

New Heavyweight boat for the Hydrocontest 2018