The craft operates quietly and doesn’t produce any waves or emissions, which makes it suitable for lakes, rivers, seas as well as marine protected areas, where most motor boats and personal watercrafts can’t go. The Quadrofoil has a top speed of around 21 knots and can go up to 54 nautical miles on a full 2 hour charge.
The lightweight modular hull is built from composite materials, and weighs in at just 100kgs and is made to be stable at all times because of the foil design, which places the centre of gravity 26 ft (eight metres) above the vessel.
The manufacturers say the Quadrofoil is completely environmentally friendly due to its custom made electric outboard motor propulsion and special steering system. C-foil technology allows the watercraft to fly on water at cruising speed and with several times better efficiency than any other personal craft on the market. The buoyancy force which lifts the vessel above the surface minimises the drag and improves overall battery life.
The technology that goes into the steering works as a stabilisation system and makes the vessel responsive on the water and prevents drifting. The craft is designed to be almost unsinkable due to its airtight top module and foil hydrodynamics that create automatic balancing and stabilisation. When airborne at 12 km/h it flies over water and with ergonomic and soft seats premium comfort is achieved.
The boat started shipping this month and will set you back around £18,0000 with a special edition promised soon.