The Hydros Innovation engineering firm exhibited a scaled-down version of its patented HY-X prototype during the Monaco Yacht Show last week. The prototype is the first efficient, hybrid flying yacht ever to be designed.
The prototype was designed to be at the forefront of green yachting, and reduces fuel consumption by at least 30% whilst offering quicker, more responsive and more comfortable navigation. HY-X flies above the water, diminishing environmental limitations. More concretely, its retractable foils and special transmission make this "hybrid" yacht ideal in a number of conditions, whether cruising in traditional "Archimedes" mode (with its foils up) or skimming the surface of the water (starting at 15 knots, with foils deployed).
CEO of Hydros Innovation, Jeremy Lagarrigue, comments, "We are thrilled with the positive response we are getting from yachting professionals for our activities. The presentation of our HY-X flying yacht prototype has piqued the interest of renowned manufacturers and enabled us to forge beneficial partnerships. Our engineering firm has undertaken new customised studies on the yachts of tomorrow, and we have been able to deliver our fundamental message of useful innovation in response to energy efficiency challenges for Yachting stakeholders and opinion leaders.”
The prototype was included in the ‘La Belle Classe’ by the Yacht Club de Monaco. Bernard d’Alessandri, Secretary General and Director of the Yacht Club de Monaco, comments, "As part of our "La Belle Classe" label, we wanted to promote projects that develop Yachting. We were thrilled to welcome HYDROS and their experimental HY-X prototype to the Yacht Club de Monaco. Our story and values commit us to developing initiatives that promote sustainable development and technological innovation.”
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