The “Volitan” is basically a “new lightweight and futuristic concept boat” that’s powered by “solid sails, wind, and solar energy.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.
The Volitan’s systems are controlled and optimized by a networked computer. Whilst sailing, wind and solar energy are harnessed and stored in the boat’s batteries, enough to stay operational thru day and night. To compensate the boat’s wings track the sun and wind for optimal power. In extreme weather conditions, they fold up against the boat but have no fear because the Volitan is engineered to operate in up to 60 knot winds