Seair foiling RIB
The potential for foiling motorboats is clearly illustrated by this RIB, based on the Zodiac 550 Pro – of which there are several thousand in use. Once up on the foils fuel consumption is reduced by around 30%, while maximum speed with a 115hp outboard increases to 40 knots. Stability also improves and the ride becomes more comfortable.
The foils are retractable for easy beaching and launching/recovery on a trailer. They can be retro-fitted to an existing boat, along with an extra long shaft outboard, offering a more cost effective solution than buying a new boat.
Seair is investing in a robotic production system to keep costs in check.
‘Power-foiling could become mainstream’
Price t21,600 (retrofitted to an existing RIB) / t60,000 (complete new boat, incl engine) / seair.fr
Foils are retractable for easy beaching Foiling reduces fuel consumption by up to 30%