Now a super yacht that can fly four metres above water

February 11th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Feb 11 (ANI): Dreams of sailing and flying at the same time may soon come true, after an Australian designer revealed plans for a yacht that can fly four metres above the water at speeds of up to 400 km/h.

The Ekranoyacht has been designed to “bring the super car flavour to the water”, and it was one of the entries for the Australian Design Award 2011.

Designed and named after the famous Soviet Union super vehicle the Ekranoplan, the 35.6 metre craft, which will use hydrogen power, is planned for 2025.

Designer Jaron Dickson, 23, from Monash University in Melbourne said that the concept is focussed on more efficient sea travel and protecting the environment.

It will be able to tackle waves of up to 3.5 metres and it also has an electric motor so that it can also be used as a regular yacht when moving through certain coastal areas.

The yacht will be able to accommodate six guests and will have an open floor living plan, with large windows for natural light.

“Humans are always thinking of new ways travel and improve their dynamic lives… My project has the liveability of a yacht and the convenience of an aeroplane,” quoted Dickson as saying. (ANI)

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