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The Flying Phantom sailboat levitates two feet above the ocean, is world’s first series foiler catamaran.   Take a look at the video…

The Flying Phantom is a product of three years of research and development. It hydrofoils thanks to the combination of L-shaped foils and T-shaped rudders.



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Gurvan Bontemps – Flying Phantom Test Pilot:

“I’m very happy with the new boat, the one we presented during the Paris Boat Show and that is the first production unit. The last two weeks were dedicated to sailing sessions with the new One Design Flying Phantom. The 4 sailing sessions were very instructive in order to discover the boat: we have new mast, new foils, new sails and the boat is much lighter than the prototype boat.
We continuously optimized the settings and L-shaped foils and T-shaped rudders were validated. We experienced different conditions with a range of wind speeds from 6 to 20 kts including flat water and moderate sea.
The new boat exhibits more stability, as compared to our prototype without any impact on performance, furthermore as the One Design boat is lighter the take-off is earlier than what we used to have in 2013 with the prototype and the boat is also foiling very well upwind.We had a session with my crew Benjamin Amiot between Saint Lunaire and Saint Malo in areas with high current and significant waves and by changing slightly the foils’ incidence, we moved the boat in mix flying-skimming mode that allowed us to sail at a level of performance that is not achievable with F18 Catamarans. The boat was exhibiting a lot of power and stability leading to a smooth ride in full control even in difficult sea conditions.”

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Sailing session with Gurvan Bontemps and Benjamin Amiot between Saint Lunaire and Saint Malo – Brittany – France.

“Foiling cats are the future of our Sport”

via gizmag

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