A breakthrough in foiling technology
flying at up to 30 knots,
Voilavion is performant, stable and easy to handle

About Voilavion

A remarkable innovation that creates a different sailing experience

Tilting Mast Advantage: Stability
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35º Tilting Mast is an innovation that enables Voilavion to take off easily and to fly with a great stability
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Tilting Mast Advantage: Lifting Effect
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4 hyfrofoils mean even more stability and control over the boat
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Voilavion is a new foiling catamaran that is performant but incredibly stable and easy to handle
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Voilavion is not only about performance and stability but also about fine lines and exceptional design
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An idea of foiling catamaran with a tiliting mast came from windsurfing where at high speed surfers tend to lean the sail against the wind enabling it to operate as an airplane wing and have the board take off.
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We are a team of professionals from different industries that came together to work on Voilavion project
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Technical Specifications

Top Speed30 kn
Length18 ft
Width14 ft
Weight200 kg
Mast36 ft carbon fibre & Pebeo
Mast tilting angle35˚
Sail23 m²
HullClass A / F18 Cirrus R
Construction MaterialsCarbon Fibre, E-Glass
Spare piecesStandard serial Cirrus
Capacity1-3 people
Foils2 T-Foils with adjustable wand and 2 rudders
Flying height80 cm
Assemble Time3 hours

Voilavion Team

We are a team of professionals from different industries, who really love what we do!

Benjamin Magnard
Founder and CEO

Benjamin is an entrepreneur passionate about innovation. As a founder of Alapage (the online bookstore) and Educlever.com (the personalized online education), he is one of the pioneers of the Internet in France. As a part of Magnard Innovation, one of his start-ups, he is in charge of developing several cutting-edge sports and leisure projects. While practicing windsurfing, Benjamin got an idea of a sail boat with a tilting mast that would make a sail serve as a wing, and make the boat fly. Some years later, the first prototype of Voilavion was created. To date, he registered more than six patents contributing to the world of foiling. Voilavion is about speed, stability and easy handling.

Vincent Lantin
Project manager

Since more than 18 years, Vincent started participating in offshore sailing competitions. Entrepreneur at heart, Vincent undertook a classical sailor path: 21 Atlantic crossings, 200k nautical miles in total, and a high-profile participation at Route du Rhum 2014 in class 40. Vincent is in charge of Voilavion project.

Christian Lantin
Second boat builder

As a sculptor and being passionate about aesthetics, Christian joined our team to build the Voilavion 2.

Gabin Hervé
Research & Development

A mechanical engineer intern from ENSIAME school, Gabin has recently joined Voilavion to be a part of the R&D team. He is truly passionate about innovation and sailing.

Gérald Quéouron
Skipper

After his debut in sailing, he became a professional windsurfer. For the last three years, Gérald has been involved with the Class 40 Circuit. Moreover, he has participated in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015. At Voilavion Gérald is in charge of boats’ tests on water.

Aymeric Belloir
Skipper

Professional sailor for 20 years, expert in single handed sailing and multihulls, Aymeric counts hundreds miles of offshore sailing all around the world. He has completed several seasons in Figaro Beneteau monotype and Classe Mini. He won the famous "Mini Transat" in 2013. Aymeric is in charge to test Voilavion and increase its level of performance.

Claude Tisserand
Voilavion consultant

Designer of foil engines since 50 years. Advisor for the Voilavion technical side, Claude is an expert in hydrofoils. Pioneer in France for the foiling boats, Claude is truly a living legend.

Sofya Zamolina
Event manager

Sofya has several years' experience working with international sailing events such as Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup. Fluent in 5 languages and an expert in communication, Sofya is taking care of organising the event and promotional activities for Voilavion.

Contributors

The naval experts, without whom Voilavion would not be possible

Xavier Fay
The architect of the 1st prototype of Voilavion
Matthieu Kerhuel
The scientist in hydrodynamics and consultant for Voilavion

Contact Us

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