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Navier unveils all-electric hydrofoil tender N27

29 March 2021 • Written by Ria Wolstenholme

Silicon Valley start-up Navier has revealed an eight-metre all-electric hydrofoil tender named the Navier 27.

The N27 Hardtop variant
Imagery courtesy of Navier

The company, which is spearheaded by two MIT engineers with experience in ocean robotics, announced the new model at the 2021 Palm Beach International Boat Show.

Described as the “first US foiling electric powerboat”, the tender will be capable of reaching speeds up to 30 knots, with a range of 75 nautical miles at 20 knots, and can carry a maximum of 10 passengers.

The model is available in two varieties – the N27 Cabin for use in all seasons and the N27 hardtop for warmer weather.

When underway, the tender rises onto its three foils to fly up to 1.2 metres above the water, ensuring a smooth ride in choppy conditions.

Navier founders Reo Baird and Samprit Bhatacharyya

It also features an advanced autopilot capable of both speed and course control, as well as an aerospace-grade foil control system and assistive docking technology.

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