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Will New Toy Make Waves in Luxury Yacht Charter Market?

The superyacht rental market is highly competitive and owners are constantly looking for new aquasport toys to add to their onboard inventory.  At a recent boat show, one of our readers noticed a unique toy that just might catch the attention of the yacht-for-hire industry.

The Foiljet MR1 is a new personal watercraft that combines the features of a motocross bike and a jetski.  Built on a two hydrofoil platform and featuring a silent, energy efficient electric motor, this wacky new toy looks to be a surefire recipe for outrageous fun.

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The design looks like a motocross bike, but instead of motorcycle wheels there are thin beams with hydrofoil wings mounted at the ends that can be raised or lowered.  The Foiljet employs a 15 kW (20 hp) electric motor housed at the end of the rear beam to deliver the electric torque that lifts the craft out of the water.

Since most charter clients prefer the relative safety of playing in shallow water, the Foiljet beams can be raised at the flick of a switch, allowing the rider to stay closer to the water's surface.
The electric motor runs off a 48V battery that delivers about three hours of full load running.  After that, it's back to the mothership for lunch and cocktails while the Foiljet battery recharges for another run!

Still in the prototype stage, the designers are hopeful the toy will catch on – especially with eco-friendly yacht owners. Hydrofoils produce relatively no wake and the electric propulsion system is nearly silent. 
While many bays and harbors visited during Mediterranean yacht charter holidays restrict the use of noisy personal watercraft such as waverunners, the developers of the Foiljet MR1 are confident there silent, eco-friendly new toys will be permitted in most waterways.


When you rent a private yacht for hire, make sure it is loaded with exciting watertoys for the entire family.  Ask the experts at SailAway to share with you a selection of well-equipped charter vessels…

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