This Electric Hydrofoil Boat is the First of Its Kind!
I wouldn’t say the future of boating is finally here because of the innovations that seem to be coming rapidly. One thing for sure is boating is being revolutionalized by all things electric. While electric boats have been around for some time, the new wave of hydrofoil boats takes things to a new level. I‘ve written about the phenomenal Candela Hydrofoil boat, the Alte Volare, and now another contender has entered the market — the SpiritBARTech35EF. Boating enthusiasts and eco-conscious adventurers alike are eagerly watching this emerging market. In this post, we’ll look closer at the newly introduced SpiritBARTech35EF.
The first thing you see when you look at the SpiritBARTech35EF is that name. How about shortening it as it is a bit long in the tooth? The focus can then be directed to the beauty and design of this streamlined watercraft. It can all be summed up with a quote from Karen Underwood at Spirit Yachts.
Beautiful, clean, classic lines and sustainable timber construction married with forward-thinking technology from BAR with no compromise on comfort and efficiency
Accompanying the sustainable timber is a carbon fiber reinforced shell and a mixture of titanium in the 35EF’s construction. All of this combined contributes to the vessel's overall weight coming in at over 2000 lbs. What else can one expect with a design direct from Spirit Yachts, and with that, one can expect they will be paying for a yacht? No word on the cost of this beauty, but you can expect to pay a premium when it becomes available.
The SpiritBARTech35EF is a 35-feet-long electric hydrofoil boat that comes with a massive 120 kWH battery that powers a lightweight HPM-400 electric motor with 107 horsepower output, giving it a top speed of 30 knots and a range of up to 100 nautical miles (at a cruising speed of 22 knots). With enough space to seat six people, or the closed, sportier two-person configuration, this boat packs a punch in terms of both size and performance.
The boat’s electric motor, combined with the hydrofoil design, virtually eliminates noise or vibration, creating an ultra-smooth ride that glides over the water’s surface. For anyone bothered by the loud engine sounds of traditional boats, the SpiritBARTech35EF is a welcome change. I, for one, have been longing to go for a hydrofoil experience to “rise above the waves.”
Conclusion: While the SpiritBARTech35EF is still relatively new to the market, it is already causing a buzz among boating enthusiasts. It's no wonder why, with its massive battery, eco-friendly design, and impressive speed. As the demand for cleaner and more sustainable boating options continues to rise, it’s exciting to see where this technology will take us. Whether you’re an early adopter or a seasoned boating enthusiast, the SpiritBARTech35EF is worth watching.