The Wfoil 18 Albatross Glides Across the Water With Ease

 - May 22, 2012
References: wfoilsail & gizmag
Modern-day hydrofoil watercrafts aim to make the sailing experience feel more like flying, and the Wfoil 18 Albatross takes that mantra to a more literal level -- by merging a boat and an aircraft.

The vessel combines the body of a vintage sea plane used in the the First World War with the insect-like side panels of a hydrofoil craft, which literally propels the ship on top of the water. The addition of a front-end propeller gives the two seater an extra push and allows it to hit top speeds of 50 knots.

If gliding across the deep blue at ridiculously quick speeds is up your alley, you will want to be one of the 12 lucky souls the company is seeking to pre-pay for a vessel and kick-start its mass production.