After 3 years of intensive development, SAIL INNOVATION is proud to announce the launch of the Flying Phantom
The Flying Phantom project was born in order to design the first production foiling beach cat available to the general public.
SAIL INNOVATION and the renowned designer Martin Fischer notably worked in close collaboration with Franck Cammas and the entire Groupama Sailing Team and toke the advantage of the learnings of Groupama C who recently won the Little Amercica’s Cup.
The goal was to produce the most accomplished foiling cat, fast in all conditions and easy to sail.
During the last 36 months of development and testing, the entire team has been fully dedicated to fine tuning every detail in order to get a fully optimized, reliable and user friendly boat.
The boat has been tested in normal course racing and long distance races by highly skilled sailors such as: Franck Cammas (winner of the Jules Vernes, the Route du Rhum and the Volvo Ocean Race), François Gabart (winner of the Vendée Globe) and Gurvan Bontemps (F18 French champion). All have provided very accurate feedback to evolve the performance of the boat. Additionally, weekend club sailors have also been involved in this testing campaign in order to ensure the boat is easy to use.
The Flying Phantom is a unique high-end product in terms of design, construction and finishing quality.
It is opening a new era in sailing; flying above the water.
The boat will be officially launched during the Paris boat show in December, production will start early of 2014 for spring deliveries.