MobyFly hydrofoil boats are fast and quiet, transporting 12 to 300 passengers comfortably above the waves at speeds in excess of 70 km/h. Our boats are also extremely efficient, requiring up to 70% less energy than current diesel ferries.
Our boats are equipped with foil technology and computer-controlled flight systems that work together allow the boat to operate in much the same way as an airplane wing. With enough speed the foils create lift, raising the boat above the surface of the water.
MobyFly is currently working on three boat sizes: a 30 meter boat with a maximum capacity of 300 passengers; an 18 meter boat with a maximum capacity of 59 passengers; and a 10 meter boat with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers.
MobyFly was founded by Sue Putallaz and Anders Bringdal. Together, they have considerable experience with urban and transportation planning, and the design of zero-emission hydrofoil boats and software systems.
At the heart of MobyFly’s technological vision is Anders Bringdal. A five-time windsurf world champion and co-founder of Sea Bubbles, Anders has already demonstrated the potential for zero-emission hydrofoil passenger boats. Anders is leading the development of new foil technology and propulsion systems — powered by either hydrogen or lithium-ion batteries — to deliver on the promise of fast, clean, and sustainable mass transportation.
Ricardo Bencatel has a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. He has worked on automatic foil control systems for competition sail boats for two America’s Cup teams (Luna Rossa and Oracle Team USA); as well as foil control systems for SeaBubbles (an eco-friendly water taxi) and others.
Ricardo’s areas of expertise are flight control systems and vehicle systems engineering.