NEW FOILER YACHT FROM ENATA RAISES THE STANDARD
What do you get the boating enthusiast who really has everything? How about a powerful, hybrid-powered yacht with a retractable foil system that raises the boat off the surface of the water? Introduced at the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show this past February, the FOILER, built in the UAE by Enata is a true innovation in the world of water toys. The FOILER is equipped with a system of four carbon fiber foils that lower into the water on command. The benefits are immediately apparent.
Hydrofoil technology has been around for a long time, but the application is constantly being refined. The advantage of being lifted off the water is several fold. Reducing the drag on the hull of the boat increases speed while reducing fuel consumption. The other major difference is the lack of any turbulence. Being a few feet off the water at 40 knots, you feel like you’re flying.
It’s a silky smooth ride, making it easy to eat, drink, and walk on the deck without any difficulty normally present when the water has any chop on it. Anyone in your circle (the yacht can accommodate up to eight adults) who may be prone to seasickness will be able to enjoy the 130-mile range without a hiccup. In addition, thanks to its diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system, this state-of-the-art yacht provides improved fuel efficiency while reducing its impact on the environment. Finally, for those worried about handling, the FOILER is more akin to driving a comfortable sports car than a complicated yacht. Be forewarned, going back to a “regular” boat will feel like going back in time!
None of this leaves the harbor unless it’s wrapped in a beautifully designed package. The styling of this craft is perfect. Every touch point and material selected is absolutely premium to the touch and sea worthy. The two-seat cockpit up front puts you in command while the aft sundeck is the ideal spot to bronze while at anchor. If you’re in the market for a unique watercraft that is as athletic and good looking as it is efficient and powerful, your ship has just come in.
The FOILER is currently available for production with a price tag of 990,000 Euro, and a lead time of twelve months. And for an added fee will deliver to the US.
Featuring Tom Claeren & Julia White
Words by Ben Classen