Quadrofoil is an electrically-powered personal boat that uses water gliding technology to reach speeds of up to 100kmph without the emissions.
Once in a while, a new product comes out that defies classification and creates its own category. We’ve previously written about the PAL-V ONE, the car and gyroplane hybrid that lets riders seamlessly switch from driving to flying. Also setting itself apart from designs that have gone before it, Quadrofoil is an electrically-powered personal boat that uses water gliding technology to reach speeds of up to 100kmph without the emissions.
With a unique design that gives it the look of a speedboat crossed with a jetski, the Quadrofoil is made of modular parts built from composite materials. It uses the company’s C-foil technology to slightly lift the vessel out of the water to provide the minimum amount of friction. This also makes controlling easier — the special steering technology reduces drifting and increases responsiveness, while the C-foil technology also keeps the boat upright even in rough water. In the case of a collision, the watercraft is designed to absorb the blow and keep passengers safe. Despite not using oil, the boat can surf the water at speeds of up to 100kmph on a single charge.
Watch the video below to see the Quadrafoil in action:
The first shipment of the Quadrofoil includes the limited edition Q2S Electric priced at EUR 22,500, estimated to arrive in early March. The Regular model will ship in the second quarter of 2015 for EUR 15,000. Are there other ways to rethink existing vehicles from the ground up with new green technology as the foundation?