This 118-foot flying yacht it’s just a very pretty ekranoplane, aircraft-ship hybrids that can float like a sea vessel and fly a few meters over the water surface.
Ekranoplanes were originally invented in Scandinavia, but it was Rostislav Alexeev—a Soviet engineer at the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau—who perfected them.
As the ekranoplane increased speed, the ground effect lifts the ship up a few feet above the surface of the water. The largest ekranoplane during those years was the “Caspian Sea Monster”, a 550-ton beast that could travel up to 66 feet over water, swooshing at an amazing 460 miles per hour—much faster than any regular sea vessel.
This is a nice design but it can.t realize real flight espesially near the screen instead that it not have a special stabilizator and control surface
I have to agree with you (I am not an expert), but I think it is a nice effort for the future of ektranoplane.