flying at up to 30 knots,
Voilavion is performant, stable and easy to handle
A remarkable innovation that creates a different sailing experience
|Top Speed||30 kn|
|Mast||36 ft carbon fibre & Pebeo|
|Mast tilting angle||35˚|
|Hull||Class A / F18 Cirrus R|
|Construction Materials||Carbon Fibre, E-Glass|
|Spare pieces||Standard serial Cirrus|
|Foils||2 T-Foils with adjustable wand and 2 rudders|
|Flying height||80 cm|
|Assemble Time||3 hours|
We are a team of professionals from different industries, who really love what we do!
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.
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.
As a sculptor and being passionate about aesthetics, Christian joined our team to build the Voilavion 2.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The naval experts, without whom Voilavion would not be possible
Each step we cross is an adventure, a learning curve and an exceptional experience
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