At this time of year, you’ll no doubt see thrill-seekers zipping across oceans and lakes on water skis or jet skis.
But if they really want to crank up their hydro hedonism, they should ditch the skis and drag this beast onto the water instead.
When you think of watersports, you probably wouldn’t think of Slovenia. But the country is home to a company called Quadrofoil.
Dubbed a “sports car for the water,” the two-seater Quadrofoil is a high-tech electric watercraft that takes an adrenalin rush to a whole new level.
The engineers have designed it so that as soon as it hits a mere 6 mph, buoyancy force lifts it above the surface of the water and onto four hydrofoils.
Result? The craft flies just above the surface, which dramatically reduces water resistance and increases speed and energy efficiency.
How much so? Well, the makers say the Quadrofoil can travel up to 25 mph and 62 miles on a single charge.
And because it’s electric, there are no emissions and very little noise. That’s not all, though…
The Sports Car Experience… on Water
In keeping with the “sports car for the water” tag, Quadrofoil CEO Marjan Rozman says the team has fitted the vehicle with a “patented steering system that enables the watercraft to be driven in a special way, providing an experience similar to driving a go-cart. But since the passengers are riding through the air, lifted on foils, the feeling is comparable to flying in an aircraft.”
In addition, he says, “The vehicle has a turning radius of less than seven meters at speeds of 18 to 25 mph, which is an exceptionally good performance in the world of watercraft, and it manages to pull it off with practically no understeer or oversteer.”
Not only that, the engineers say the Quadrofoil is unsinkable, due to its airtight top and automatic balancing, which stabilizes the craft, even at high speeds.
Check it out…
The Quadrofoil started shipping last month and costs $17,000.