Syroco's "Moonshot I" is Foiling Kite-powered Sailing craft

Syroco, which was founded by a world-record-holding kitesurfer and a tech veteran, claims that its boat, Moonshot I, will break the 80-knot barrier, or just a hair over 92 mph, in the coming year - a truly incredible speed for a marine vessel. Moonshot I, a strange combination of foil, kite, and a 20-foot-long pod that holds two people, was designed by Caizergues and his partner, Yves de Montcheuil, with the help of a team of sailors, naval architects, and even helicopter professionals. Moonshot I really flies its pod several feet above the water's surface, utilizing foils to keep it afloat and kites to propel it forward. The pod's pilots will have to keep a tight grip on the kite and foil in order to avoid dangerously fast crashes. The company is working on foils that employ super-cavitation, a frictionless cavitation technique used by torpedoes as well as some propellers. It also intends to use that technology for commercial shipping in addition to sailing - increasing efficiency while lowering the overall carbon footprint.

You might also like

Vanquish Yachts Just New Watercraft is Unlike Anything Youve Seen Before 5

Vanquish Yachts Just New Watercraft is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

The VQ11 Sports Line is a shining illustration of the innovative spirit and unconventional thinking …
482
Hercules The Luxurious Submarine 1

Hercules: The Luxurious Submarine

Project Hercules, a luxury submersible that is a first-of-its-kind and a result of an exceptional pa…
493
Part Superyacht Part Submarine Total Luxury 3

Part Superyacht, Part Submarine. Total Luxury.

Worx’s Nautilus U-Boat functions as a super yacht and a submersible vessel. Until now, a submarine f…
491
In The Market For An Armored Submarine Then It Is Time To Check Out Highlands Kronos 4

In The Market For An Armored Submarine? Then, It Is Time To Check Out Highland’s Kronos

Straight from the United Arab Emirates comes the Highland Kronos Armored Submarine, and like everyth…
488
The Mini Underwater Scooter That Is Breaking The Mold 3

The Mini Underwater Scooter That Is Breaking The Mold

WhiteShark Tini maybe one of the smaller underwater scooters on the market, but that does not mean t…
475
T3 MP3 ST Maverick GT Jet Rib 4

T3MP3ST Maverick GT Jet Rib

You begin to understand that not all jet skis are created equal as you spend more time examining spe…
435