The Foiler Flying Yacht doesn't take to the skies, but it does sport a pair of retractable carbon fiber hydrofoils to glide above the waves, while drawing power from two 320 hp BMW diesel engines, linked to two electric generators and two electric torpedoes. It's capable of topping out at 40 knots, and has a range of 130 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 30 knots. The vessel isn't just for calm waters, as it's able to easily tackle 6-foot waves. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
"This incredibly fast pace is thanks to the retractable hydrofoils on the boat. Once extended, they lift the boat 1.5 meters above the water and smooth out the ride enough to improve fuel efficiency considerably. Of course, this helps the range of the yacht, too," reports Hi Consumption.