Beneteau unveils its first concept foiling motor yacht

Barry 2019-02-21

Groupe Beneteau has launched a new innovation, unveiling its concept foiling motor yacht. 

It took just nine months for the teams from Groupe Beneteau, working closely with the best partners in France, to conceive, design, develop and build this next-generation flying boat.

DEMS Sarrazin Design, Noval and SEAir brought on board a range of design, technical and mechanical skills, alongside the innovation, naval architecture and product design experts from Groupe Beneteau.

And the result is a ground breaking concept with and without the foils, improved boat performance, better comfort on board while foiling and reduced fuel consumption. This concept boat perfectly sums up the Group’s approach to innovation, with a unique and pioneering project.

Built in Vendée, the boat was tested and refined at Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie port at the start of February when it made its first flights.

The new 9.70m fully infusion hull has pivoting foils that enable the boat to be used with or without foils, without any loss of output on the water. Docking is simplified and the boat takes up the same space in port as a boat without foils.

Propulsion is outboard for the start of this project, with research underway for future developments.

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