The project of hydrofoil boat 343 was developed at the plant Krasnoe «Sormovo in Nizhny» Novgorod in 1957. 8
A team of young engineers and«Lightning Foyle specialists and»designers from Forma's studio took the shell of this boat as a basis and gave the project 343 a new life. After almost two years of work, they had a stylized retro hydrofoil runabout with an 80 kW electric motor. The combination of foils and an electric motor makes the boat quiet and stable. Less waves - less rocking! The sediment of the boat when it stands on the wing is only 0.5 meters. But even in displacement mode, it does not reach a meter.
The length of the zipper body «is»8.9 meters
At opening of a roof the boat becomes similar in style to the car from 1970th.
«Lightning» can be used as a tender, as a boat for family and friendly trips, and as a river taxi. In comparison with Volga«343 boats» became even faster. Now its top speed is 36 knots. Cruising speed ranges from 20-23 knots. The cruising range varies from 25 to 134 nautical miles depending on the speed.
In order to fully charge the battery, approximately 160 kW of electricity is required. Charging time ranges from 1 hour (with a special charger) to 3.5 hours (from a regular marina outlet). Optionally, the boat can be programmed to charge the boat on schedule. For example, it is convenient to schedule the process overnight to pay for energy at a cheaper rate.
«Lightning»'s crew will never be away from a yacht club
There is also a remote control system on board, and a smart autopilot can bring the boat home himself.
Make «Lightning» in Dolgoprudnom near Moscow. The first commercial copy was launched in May 2020.