Motorboat & Yachting was able to get the first look at the fastest boat in Princess history - the R35 50 knot speedboat, co-designed with Ben Ainslie Racing and armed with foils.
The boat still hides its appearance under camouflage, which doesn't prevent you from trying it out in action.
These don't quite work like traditional hydrofoils - you can't lift the boat completely out of the water, only raise the stern. Nevertheless, this trick allows you to increase the hull efficiency by 30% (compared to traditional V-shaped hulls).
The boat you see in the video is a prototype. The team controls the angle of the foils with a tablet, thereby adapting the boat to the weather conditions.
«This is what comes out when a production recreational boat builder joins forces with America's Cup racing yacht engineers»:
By the way, all of the R35 hulls scheduled for production this year have already been sold.