We all are used to our bass boats and jet skis, but it seems the Quadrofoil has just shook things up a bit.
The Quadrofoil is a new hydro-foil craft that is stabilized by 4 legs commonly referred to as ‘foils’. The hydrofoil technology seems to be what designers are looking to in hopes of creating the boats of the future.
This all electric vessel can go up to 54 nautical miles on single charge and reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour.
View the impressive product video of these revolutionary watercraft.
For those of you wondering how this epic technology works, the folks at MIT have it all spelled out.
Here are the steps given to us by web.mit.edu.
1. At low speeds the hull (body of ship) sits in the water and the hydrofoils are totally submerged in the water.
2. As the boat’s speed increases, the hydrofoils create lift.
3. At a certain speed, the lift produced by the hydrofoils equals the sum of of the boat and cargo weights. Therefore the hull comes out of the water.
4. Instead of having an increase in drag with increasing speed because the hull is lifted out of the water (contrary to what happens in traditional boats due to pressure drag), the hydrofoils provide a more efficient way of cruising. Decreasing the drag contributes to the better use of the power needed for the movement of the boat.
Click here to find out more about the Quadrofoil watercraft.