Navier Produces A High-Tech Electric Foiling Boat

Navier 27 Takes Boating To Never Neverland

Navier has grand plans to release a boat which is a first of its kind, integrating high technology to produce a boat, not only with power, but with technology features to pique the curiosity of boaters and non boaters alike. Here is why…

  • The Navier 27 will include an advanced auto-pilot speed and course control;
  • The foil system is set to have aerodynamic derived stabilization;
  • A sensor-assisted joystick docking;
  • Remote monitoring;
  • It’s fully electric, reducing carbon emissions;
  • Hazard Alert!! The Navier 27 cleverly alerts you of any threats or danger;
  • Connect to your boat from anywhere in the world;

The cherry on top of the cake is the promise of an advanced autopilot system analogous to contemporary self-driving cars.

The Navier 27 electric boat

The Navier 27 electric boat. Image credit: Navier

Floating On Water

The Navier 27 can reach speeds of up to 18 knots, and when it reaches 20 knots, it lifts up on the water’s surface and hovers above the water. Elevating up to 3-4 feet above the water up provides a superior experience and new perspective. While in shallow water, the foils can retract. These foils will ensure a smooth ride over chop and the minimal wetted surface reduces drag, resulting in the most efficient operation possible. Not only is the boat innovative, but it also looks slick. The silhouette is dramatic, with a deep-v bow.

The Ultimate Electric Day Boat: A Choice Of Two Models

At 27” feet (8.2 meters), it’s nippy enough to maneuver easily, but also large enough to have a comfortable day out, with plenty of room for relaxation and storage. The Navier 27 will come in a choice of two models, either open or with a cabin. As efficiency is the key focus of the design, using carbon fiber to construct the hull was a natural decision.

Its projected range of up to 70-plus nautical miles sets it apart from it’s electric competitors.

Pioneers Pushing High-Technology Speed Boats

Navier is led by two MIT engineers with extensive experience in ocean robotics, aerospace flight controls and autonomous systems. The two entrepreneurs are on a mission to build technology which radically increases efficiency of small power boats by 90% while ensuring zero emissions.

Stay tuned to find out its official release date, and if you’re interested in smart-tech boating, you might just want to check out the release of X Shore’s Eelex 8000– a smart boat with efficiency, style and a modular design.

Written by: Emma Coady

Emma Coady is a freelance writer and marine journalist who creates content for many household names in the boating industry, including YachtWorld, Boat Trader and boats.com. She also writes for several boat builders as well as charter and rental companies and regularly contributes to Greenline Hybrid yachts, TJB Super Yachts and Superyachts Monaco. Emma is the founder of Cloud Copy and enjoys traveling around Europe, spending as much of her spare time as possible in or on the water.

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