EkranoYacht, a Flying Yacht Concept for 2025

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The latest contraption that caught our attention as a futuristic concept is a hydrogen-powered wing-in-ground effect vehicle that goes by the name of EkranoYacht. Created by student designer Jaron Dickson from Monash University, the EkranoYacht is nothing but a glimpse of a flying yacht set for 2025, as BornRich reports.

Using hydrogen power and flying 4m above the water surface, the project focuses on more efficient sea travel and protecting the environment.

“Humans are always thinking of new ways travel and improve their dynamic lives. My design is a ‘blue-sky concept’, but this type of forward and different thinking could possibly turn into a reality one day. My project has the liveability of a yacht and the convenience of an aeroplane,” Dickson explains.

The craft was designed through market research, sketches, 3d models, clay models and final 3d cad models for rapid-prototyping. “I feel the design is extremely resolved and aesthetically pleasing - bringing the super car flavour to the water,” brags the creator of the EkranoYacht.

The craft performs at approximately 400km/h (248 mph) in full flight. It can tackle waves of up to 3.5 m (11.8 ft) and can also be used as a regular yacht when necessary. The 36.5m (119.8 ft) craft can house 6 people comfortably.

As for EkranoYacht’s interior, Dickson says it was designed for open floor plan living, with large windows for natural light. “The interior design was a very important part of the project, because if people are going to give up their static home living arrangements, there can’t be any sacrifice moving on to the EkranoYacht,” he said.

An electric drive motor can be used when moving through sensitive coastal areas. The craft uses a hydrogen fuel cell to power the jets and provides electric power for the users on board.
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