Residents and visitors to the French Riviera may have been lucky to catch a glimpse of the super-fast, super-slick FOILER – the flying yacht making its European debut on the glittering coastline this summer.
The world’s first production foiling yacht is currently based at the glamorous spots of the Yacht Club de Monaco and in St Tropez. It is available for sea trials with qualified yacht aficionados along the Côte d’Azur over the coming months, and on display at the yacht shows in Cannes and Monaco in September.
THREE DESIGNS TO MATCH YOUR STYLE
Enata Marine has revealed three exciting design variations of the FOILER’s modular platform, which all retain the strength, rigidity and lightness that is in the DNA of the full-carbon-fibre hydrofoiling yacht. The GT, the Azure and the Royale are each perfectly in tune with the needs of yacht owners, from speed and high G-force thrills to family fun and adventure to style and comfort.
The FOILER GT mimics the experience of driving a racing car, with seat placement to maximize passenger enjoyment, while still offering plenty of comfort and storage space for equipment such as scuba tanks.
The FOILER Azure has been designed with family fun and adventure in mind, featuring two solarium sofas for lounging, a large, open layout and a retractable table to the aft.
The FOILER Royale allows you to be flown around on the water in style, with two front seats that are given a panoramic window view on the bow area forward of the helm, and three benches with retractable tables. A large aft solarium sun pad offers ample storage for luggage and equipment, as well as additional rear-facing seating.
Thanks to the FOILER’s modular platform, which is similar to those found on electric cars, it is possible to create a tailor-made layout to suit your needs. All FOILER yachts come as standard with two seats in the bow area for a front-row flying yacht experience, a day head bathroom, a fridge and storage space for luggage or equipment. It is even possible to move the position of the helm console.
No matter what layout you choose, every FOILER yacht delivers speeds of up to 40 knots (75km/h) in hydrofoiling mode, thanks to twin 300hp hybrid engines, with up to 8 passengers flying 1.5 metres above the water.
The result is a comfortable and fast ride, cutting through rough seas above waves of up to three metres, eliminating the turbulence that can cause motion sickness at sea. The FOILER is easy to drive, with push-button deployment of the hydrofoils, and all three designs include a day head bathroom and fridge for the comfort and convenience of those on board.
The FOILER will be on display ashore at the Foiler stand (PAN047 at the PANTIERO area) during the Cannes Yachting Festival, after which it will be available for sea trials in the weeks leading up to and during the Monaco Yacht Show, where it will be on display in the water.
foto: Guillaume Plisson