Please select your home edition
Edition
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 TOP

Silicon Valley high-tech startup Navier aims high with the US first foiling electric powerboat

by Navier 26 Mar 07:33 PDT March 25-28, 2021
Navier 27 © Sand People

At the 2021 Palm Beach International Boat Show, Navier - a Silicon Valley startup - is proud to announce the first product for the new brand, a 27-foot foiling performance-craft that is capable of a range exceeding 75 nautical miles all under electric propulsion, with exceptionally advanced autonomy features. The foils will ensure a smooth ride over chop and the minimal wetted surface reduces drag, resulting in the most efficient operation possible.

High-tech features of the vessel include a highly advanced autopilot capable of both speed and course control, as well as an aerospace-grade foil control system and assistive docking technology, making the Navier 27 the most technologically advanced recreational boat on—or above—the water.

At speeds reaching or exceeding 18 knots, the boat flies on foils that are similar in design to high-performance America's Cup sailing vessels. In fact, the Navier team includes world-renowned experts involved in the development of America's Cup foiling race boats.

Sampriti Bhattacharyya is the co-founder and CEO of this new U.S.-based company that will design and build electrically propelled foiling powerboats, initially just for the recreational market. She is an MIT PhD in mechanical engineering with original contributions in the field of hydrodynamic design. With extensive experience in ocean technology as well as prior experience as an aerospace engineer building flight control systems at NASA, Sampriti brings an impressive wealth of knowledge to Navier.

Navier's other co-founder and CTO is Reo Baird. Reo holds degrees in aerospace, electrical and computer engineering and specializes in autonomous systems. Baird has extensive professional experience in the marine industry, and he is a lifelong boater who has logged over 10,000 ocean miles. His experience and knowledge of advanced autonomous systems will play a key role in the design of the Navier 27.

Navier is no ordinary boat company. It is trying to reinvent the boat as we know it and define the future of waterborne transportation.

Main Specifications:

Length: 27'
Beam: 8'6"
Foiling speed: 18-30+ kt
Range: 75+ nmi @ 20kt
Power: 2x 50kw
Electric Draft: 2ft / 5.5ft
Capacity: 10 passengers

Key Facts Navier 27:

Electric: Goes the distance without noise or pollution
Active Foil Control: Smooth ride and a sporty handling, enabled by aerospace stabilization technology
Retracting Foils: Fly above 3-4ft seas or retract foils for beaching and shallow-water operation
Assisted Docking: Precise sensor-assisted joystick docking free of delays typical in gas boats
Advanced Autopilot: Perfect speed and cruise control, whether station keeping, trolling, or cruising
Hazard Alert: Navier 27 is aware of its surroundings, alerting you of danger before it's too late
Connected: Check in on your boat from anywhere in the world via smartphone
2 Versions: Cabin and Open version

Related Articles

Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia announce plans
Set to participate in The Ocean Race 2022/23 and Vendée Globe 2024/25 Building on the successful 4yr campaign which culminated in a 5th place in the Vendée Globe and created strong enthusiasm and media impact in Germany, France and 70 other countries around the globe, Boris and his team are embarking on a new 5yr programme. Posted today at 5:14 am
Muller takes 6th at 2021 Finn Gold Cup
A career-best at the highest level of Finn competition Team USA Tokyo 2020 Finn Class Representative Luke Muller (Fort Pierce, Fla.) placed 6th out of 59 boats at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup, the class's World Championship event. Posted today at 3:04 am
Finn Gold Cup Overall: Maloney sweeps to victory
Spain's Cardona takes silver while fellow NZ sailor Junior collects bronze in Porto It took more than 60 years for a New Zealand sailor to win the Finn Gold Cup, and now two have come along in a row. Andy Maloney has led the 2021 Finn Gold Cup since Day 1 and on Wednesday, though he briefly lost the lead Posted today at 2:53 am
Rolex Capri Sailing Week day 2
Magnificent weather conditions for the second day of racing in the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy Magnificent weather conditions graced the waters of Capri for the second day of racing in the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy. Posted on 12 May
Extraordinary tales of extraordinary people
All-round incredible people who never gave up their drive to achieve the uncommon Many of us look up to the extraordinary feats of professional sailors racing at the Vendée Globe. We admire them, we look up to them, we can't say we can always relate to them, but part of us sailors would like to feel the same emotions they live through. Posted on 12 May
SoCal 300 returns to California Offshore Race Week
San Diego Yacht Club and Santa Barbara Yacht Club are proud to co-host their signature offshore race San Diego Yacht Club and Santa Barbara Yacht Club are proud to co-host their signature offshore race of the summer, the SoCal 300, the Southern California leg of the California Offshore Race Week. Posted on 12 May
Henri-Lloyd Sailing Kit Guide
Get ready for the season ahead... From the beautiful landscape surrounding the Isle of Wight to the crystal blue waters of Mallorca, the right sailing kit means you can take on any destination, climate or weather front. Posted on 12 May
This is North Sails
The team, the tools, and the technology You can imagine the future or you can be a part of it. Lowell North decided to be a part of it, and lead it. When he started North Sails, Lowell North's philosophy was simple...get the best people and commit yourself to make the best product. Posted on 12 May
The Ocean Race and TIME join forces
The collaboration will raise awareness of the threats to the ocean The Ocean Race, the world's toughest test of a team in sport, and the global media brand TIME, are launching a new partnership to help inspire change for the ocean. Posted on 12 May
Persico 69F Cup put on a show in Malcesine
Fourteen crews battled it out over two long weekends of regattas Fourteen crews battled it out over two long weekends of regattas, World Champions and Olympic sailors like Paul Goodson, Umberto Molineris and Lorenzo Bressani reinforced the flying teams on the waters of Lake Garda. Posted on 12 May
J Composites 2020 - FOOTERC-Tech 2021 America's Cup 728x90 BOTTOMCoast Guard Foundation FOOTER 1