Futuristic speedboat lets you fly across the water – at just 80p an hour to run

A company has created a futuristic speedboat that allows passengers to FLY across water.

The Quadrofoil is like a sports car for the waters, with its C-shaped hydrofoils lifting the craft above the water, giving passengers a flying sensation.

Priced at £17,586 ($28,144), the electric vehicle features a top speed of 25mph and allows users to travel up to 62 miles on a single charge.

The Quadrofoil allows passengers to fly across water

The Quadrofoil allows passengers to fly across water

Simon Pivec, director of research and development at Quadrofoil, said the focus was to create an interesting, eco-friendly electric boat.

As the four foils lift the craft above the water, the craft is met with minimal water resistance and creates very little noise.

Also aimed to also thrill as users, the Slovenia-designed craft costs just 80p an hour to run, the company revealed.

The two-seated craft is currently available to pre order, with an estimated shipping date of March 2015.

Priced at £17,586, the electric vehicle features a top speed of 25mph

Priced at £17,586, the electric vehicle features a top speed of 25mph

Simon said: “The idea appeared the end of 2010, when the demand for vessels started to drop due to recession.

“We knew we need to do something new, maybe even revolutionary, to change the way of driving on the water surface.

“Quadrofoil is designed for everybody who wants to have an environmentally friendly vessel with an outboard electric motor.

“Because of ecological awareness of people that already use electrical vehicles for land transport, it makes sense to continue this on water.

“This was confirmed by our customers who do not want to have noisy boats that are expensive to maintain and use a lot of gas.”

Simon Pivec, director of research and development at Quadrofoil said: "We knew we need to do something new, maybe even revolutionary, to change the way of driving on the water surface."

Simon Pivec, director of research and development at Quadrofoil
said: “We knew we need to do something new, maybe even revolutionary, to change the way of driving on the water surface.”