Spirit Yachts and BAR Technologies, an innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, are collaborating to deliver a fully electric, fully foiling 35-foot motor yacht.
The project will exemplify BAR’s high-tech efficiency and sustainability while maintaining a classically beautiful aesthetic. The foiler has 6 seats in open cockpit configuration quickly converting to a 2-seater spider configuration for the ultimate thrill.
Spirit Yachts is responsible for the styling of the vessel to ensure a distinctive, classic look. The vessel is being built at Spirit Yachts’ yard in Ipswich, on the east coast of the UK.
BAR Technologies will bring its America’s Cup simulation and design expertise to deliver an optimal hull form below the waterline, using foil technology to minimise hull contact with the water and improve both comfort and efficiency. The vessel will ‘take-off’ at 14 knots, and once flying, will cruise at 22 knots and a top speed of 30 knots. BAR Technologies will design and manage the vessel’s electric powertrain to deliver a range of around 100 nautical miles and five hours foiling, after charging at the marina.