The boat of the future has recently been designed between Imola and Mordano. It is an all-Italian project that sees Alessandro Resta as CEO at the head of the start-up Futur-E Foiling.
The start-up Futur-E Foiling has designed (and patented) a foiling movement system that will be used for the first time on Foiling Gt, an electrically powered vessel that should lead the way for other projects related to the use of the electric motor on the ‘water.
The use of electric motors could lead to numerous advantages including course stability, range, comfort and last but perhaps most important of all: the reduction of environmental impact. It is precisely for this reason that, as Resta states, the use of electric should become competitive.
The Foiling GT is also called the “boat of the future” as the idea of the project is also to be able to make it travel above the water level, thanks to the adjustment mechanism of the foils, of the wings which instead of splitting the air, they manage to lift the boat.
The lifting of the boat significantly avoids interference on navigation due to water and wave motion, making the routes traveled more comfortable, moreover, the wings (foil), if mobile and properly adjusted, can improve stability, maneuverability and efficiency of the vehicle even without lifting it.