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Foiler yacht: Enata announces new propulsion option for flying superboat

Posted On: 21 Nov 2019   |   Posted By: Motor Boat & Yachting

Foiler yacht: Enata announces new propulsion option for flying superboat

Enata Marine has developed a new propulsion and control system for its radical foiling superboat, the Foiler. A dual helm set-up allows the boat to be piloted from the bow or the cockpit. hed last year with a complex hybrid drivetrain based around a pair of BMW car engines. These generated electrical power for the two electric motors mounted on slender pods that lifted and lowered in sync with the retractable foils.
The latest version uses a pair of inboard 370hp V8 marine diesels to transmit hydraulic power to two torpedo-shaped hydraulic motors fitted to the aft foil. The new set up is expected to be more efficient and reliable than the previous arrangement. As well as the new drivetrain, the remodelled boat features a dual helm set-up that allows it to be piloted from the bow as well as the cockpit.
A joystick fitted to one side of the bow allows the helmsman to control the boat from here to fully appreciate the sensation of flying 1.5...

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