Beating his record is already a fabulous challenge, and we have set the even more ambitious goal of being the first to sail at 80 knots (about 150 km/h)! This new year is an opportunity to recall the main concepts behind our extraordinary boat.
Since the beginning of the SP80 adventure, optimization and research on superventilating hydrofoils are at the heart of the project and mobilize many resources. Let’s focus on our researches to go beyond the wall of cavitation!
Neuchâtel, 21.10.2019. Xavier, Benoît and Mayeul officially unveiled the SP80 project. In their hands, a miniature of the boat that could one day beat the world sailing speed record: the extraordinary adventure was officially on track!
After 40’000+ hours of design, we are finally building our little rocket! The first tests on the water will take place in 2022…are you excited ? We are too !
In the meantime, here are the main construction steps.
SP80 starts building the boat to break the world record with the italian key player. The first sail will take place in 2022!
How do you build a prototype when the world has stopped turning and everyone has to stay at home? As the first confinement measures were being announced in March of 2020, nobody at SP80 really had an answer to this question…