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Bénéteau Foiler

18-02-2019 By Bateaux.com – Chloé Lottre

Une vidéo mise en ligne par le Groupe Bénéteau agite la toile. Il s’agit d’un bateau à moteur foiler lancé à très haute vitesse, avec des passagers sanglés dans leurs sièges baquets. Mais quelle est l’intention du groupe??

Le Groupe Bénéteau vient de mettre en ligne une vidéo de son premier bateau à moteur à foils. Ce concept-boat de 9,70 m a été développé en 9 mois, avec l’appui de 3 partenaires techniques pour dessiner, concevoir, développer et construire ce bateau volant nouvelle génération. DEMS Sarrazin Design, Noval et SEAir ont formé un mix de compétences design, techniques et mécaniques.

L’objectif est de voir comment transférer cette technologie à l’univers de la plaisance.

“L’objet de l’étude était de pouvoir tester un proto et de sécuriser la technologie des foils sur un bateau à moteur. Contrairement au Figaro 3 où les foils sont réglés à la main, on a développé ici un système automatisé” explique Mirna Cieniewicz, directrice de la communication.

L’objectif de Bénéteau est de créer un bateau accompagnateur pour les départs de courses de voiliers, qui sont de plus en rapides. “Une navigation plus douce, sans à-coup.” Ce concept pourra naviguer avec ou sans foils à la vitesse de 40 nœuds, d’où les 400 chevaux au tableau arrière.

Mirna nous explique que c’est une percée technologique dans le domaine des bateaux volants. Il y a encore beaucoup de paramètres à peaufiner ainsi, il n’y aura pas d’annonce commerciale dans les mois à venir.

Le responsable du projet nous avoue que le Groupe serait en mesure de fabriquer un moule et de sortir quelques unités de ce bateau très innovant s’il y a de la demande pour la fabrication de plusieurs modèles expérimentaux en tant que bateaux accompagnateurs.

Pour en savoir plus sur ce concept-boat, Bénéteau nous dévoile les secrets de son bateau volant.

50T, twin turbine powered hydrofoil

by Hydrofoils Incorporated

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This new space age, state of the art Hydrofoil is a giant step forward in design and technology and provides exciting high speeds (100 PLUS MPH), outstanding safety and a comfortable ride.

Hydrofoils Incorporated has just released a test video of a scale prototype of their newest product entitled the 50T (50 foot, 15.2-meter) twin turbine powered hydrofoil. The company claims this 5-passenger, 100 plus kt, twin marine turbine powered, lightweight, boat has a stable, safe, comfortable, ride and can be ABS, DNV, HSC certified.

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The main center hull is a carbon fiber epoxy composite as is the two outboard interchangeable engine module covers. Foils are aluminum and stainless. She can be quickly configured as a defense, commuter, or ambulance vehicle at various capacities. Draft is less than 1.5 ft., running (foils extended) or static (foils folded). The boat is operational in both modes with foils normally retracted while approaching the dock or shore.

These “Shallow Water” boats open up enormous new, previously inaccessible, marine exploration areas for a boat of this size. They use about 50% less fuel than other boats this size and power, since they do not displace water. They don’t make waves that upset wetlands and shorelines which makes an environmentally friendly boat. They are more comfortable than other high performance boats since they are not bouncing off waves. They are also much safer than older technology high speed boats that tend to blow-over and kite at speed. These double hulled boats will float fully awash with all doors open. They have little to no damage to the foils like older hydrofoils if striking debris.  Hydrofoils are the safest form of transportation compared to rail, auto, bus, plane, and helicopters. Hydrofoils Incorporated has been using this (100 mph plus) marine technology for over sixty years and have evolved it into a balanced, high speed, system. Costs approximately $3 million USD.

John Arruda, President of Turbine Marine Inc. Pompano Beach, Florida turbinemarine.com considered the premier, world, turbine supplier for very high performance marine craft and other turbine applications and the supplier of the engines for the 50T project added: “All of us at Turbine Marine Inc. are excited to be a part of the newest Hydrofoils Inc. project. Hydrofoils’ first 50’ high speed vessel will be powered by Turbine Marine Inc. Pompano Beach Florida. Working closely with the staff at Hydrofoils, both companies have developed a powerful, yet efficient, power module that will propel the proposed vessel to the reliability and performance goals expected. The Gas Turbine / electric Hybrid drive system will provide a total of 3600Hp for maximum cruising speed, and up to 400hp Eco friendly, electric drive for silent harbor maneuvering. This collaboration of technologies is a perfect match for of the future of high speed commercial and pleasure craft.

This a real game changer that finally allows marine transportation to compete with rail and auto” said Mr. Cook.

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HY-X, the prototype of a revolution

from: hydros.ch

All the expertise of Hydros and its partners concentrated in the first efficient hybrid yacht in history.

Thanks to its retractable foils, this hybrid motor boat is comfortable under any conditions. At low speed in marinas or flying one meter above water, the HY-X provides its passengers with a unique experience.

Efficiency, Comfort and Performance

more info on hydros.ch