Lift Ocean hydrofoil systems
Making a boat fly efficiently while being easy to operate and maintaining safety is a complex task. We develop a complete hydrofoil system, as in everything that makes a boat fly, except for the boat itself. Our system enables manufacturers to focus on what they do best, building boats, whereas we make them fly.
The hydrofoil-system consists of a main foil placed at the boat’s center of gravity, a rear foil for balance, propulsion, source of energy and a flight control system.
The main foil is placed near the boat’s centre of gravity and carries most the weight, typically 90-99%. I can be compared to the wings on an airplane.
Flight Control System
The flight control system uses software and algorithms to control the foils to ensure an efficient, smooth and safe flight. You drive the boat as any normal boat, our flight control system takes care of the flying.
The rear foil is placed in the aft section of the boat and carries a small portion of the total, typically 10-1%. Its main function is to control the pitch of the boat and can be compared to the tail wing of an airplane.
The flight control system gathers and uses data from several different sensors to control the boat and ensure an efficient, smooth and safe flight.
We can accommodate different types of energy sources such as battery, hydrogen, ammonia or a hybrid solution. Our primary focus is currently use of battery solutions.
The propulsion system produces the required thrust to push the boat forward. We can accommodate several solutions. Our primary focus is currently use of electric engines together with an extended drive or a pod.