Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mirabaud LX foiler

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The flying boat Mirabaud LX foiler designed by the Swiss engineer Thomas Jundt, images taken in Versoix during the press day, the boat start to fly on the foils with 9 knots of wind and hit a speed of 23.1 knots!

The 30 feet boat’s weight is 150 KG with 32 / 96 sqm sail surface. The boat will be in display at the at WORLD YACHT RACING FORUM in Monaco in December 2008.

The project is sponsored by Mirabaud the Swiss bank who also sponsors the Bol d’or on lake the Geneva.

Here are a bunch more photos taken by Jürg Kaufmann.