The association was founded in December 2005 for the sole purpose of financing and implementing the project. The association is responsible for the management and communications. Financing is guaranteed by a group of individuals.
sun21 is an association founded in Basel in 1997. It advocates efficient energy use and promotes renewable energies. sun21 organizes an annual forum for experts and events for the public. The solar boat was given the name "sun21" in honor of the 10-year jubilee of sun21.
MW-Line SA, a private enterprise based in Yvonand on the lake of Neuchatel, is an international pioneer in the development and construction of solar boats. Since 1991, the team has built more than a dozen large passenger boats. Of special interest were four catamarans ordered by the National Exposition Expo 02. MW-Line is responsible for the concept, the construction and the captainship of the boat.