The Befoil company recently announced its new flying catamaran – the Befoil 16 Sport, designed by a renowned firm of naval architects, VPLP.
Based in Lorient, Brittany since 2017, Befoil is an innovative boat manufacturer building foiling boats. The manufacturing of the Befoil 16 Sport is entirely made in Europe.
Following on from the Befoil 16 RT in 2019, this new sportier, lighter, epoxy/glass fiber composite version, ensures the maximum amount of fun on the water. Thanks to its trapezes, its two self-regulating T-foils and its two lifting rudders, the Befoil 16 Sport takes off in upwards of 8 knots of breeze.
The Befoil 16 Sport is totally modular and can be immediately adapted to the level of all users thanks to a variety of kits, which can be installed or removed at any time: from the classic sports catamaran to the ultimate sports version, it’s the same boat that can be transformed to suit your wishes. Whether it’s for family sailing in complete safety, racing in the F16 class, learning how to helm a foiler, a thrilling ‘magic carpet’ ride, or a pure adrenalin rush while training out on the wire of a foiler, there is just a single solution: the Befoil 16 Sport!
Benjamin Magnard, President of Befoil, explains, “My dream was to enable everyone to fly across the water! Thanks to the Befoil 16 Sport, fans of dinghy sailing – whatever their level – will be able to take off in light airs and enjoy thrilling new sensations out on the water, colored by fun and speed, like a ride on a magic carpet! Fully modular, the Befoil 16 Sport is truly groundbreaking, enabling a switch from one version to the next in under 5 minutes.”
The first Befoil 16 Sport models prices start at €20,825 (approx. $25,000) ex. VAT* (or €24,990 incl. taxes* for France) from Lorient.
*excluding optional kits
Hulls: epoxy/ glass fiber infused
2 self-regulating T-foils
2 lifting rudders
Sail area: 201.29ft2 / 18.7m2
Length: 16 feet / 4.87m
Beam: 8.2ft / 2.5m
Weight: 385.81 lbs / 175kg