Length overall: 4m98 (16.3ft)
Beam overall including foils : 2m50 (8.2ft)
Air draft (Archimedean mode): 1m62 (5.3ft)
Water draft (Archimedean mode): 1m60 (5.2ft)
Air draft (foiling mode): 2m28 (7.5ft)
Water draft (foiling mode): 0.94m (3.1ft)
Weight (empty): 1050 kg
Maximum chargeable weight: 400 kg
Passengers: 4 + 1 pilot
Take off speed: 8 knots (13 km/h)
Cruise speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Top speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Motor Power: 2x18 kW
Battery power: 44 kW/h (Lithium-ion NMC)
Range: 35 nautical miles
*All these details are subject to change. SeaBubbles is still refining its products and reserves its right to adapt its offer.
The Bubble Taxi is a small, fast & very efficient electric hydrofoil craft that can carry up to 5 passengers (including the pilot) with a maximum speed of 25 km/h, producing no wave, no noise and no emission.
The Bubble can be used in different environments: lakes, rivers, open sea…
A study regarding the navigability of the waterways (depth, maximum wave height, current) needs to be conducted before operating.
The Bubble Taxi sails from 0 to 18 knots. Between 0 and 6 knots, it is in Archimedean mode (hull touching the water). Between 7 knots and 18 knots, the Bubble changes into Foiling mode (only foils are touching the water), lifts off the water and “flies” about 40cm above the water.
To keep battery performance at a maximum, we recommend maintaining charging level of at least 20%. A full recharge depends on the installed charging solution. SeaBubbles offers different solutions for different needs.
co-founder of Marcel agency (Publicis group):
“Today, I finally experienced SeaBubbles. I’ve been following this project
closely for more than a year, and the work that has been done these last
months is just incredible! The new foils bring amazing stability and
comfort. To sail the Seine like this is magical! Without any noise, without
any smell of gas and without any wave. This is exactly what Paris needs.
I hope that institutions will do their best to foster SeaBubbles’ growth. We all need this, it’s urgent!”
Pieces / Material
Hull: Fiberglass / Resin Epoxy
Foils: Carbon fiber / Resin Epoxy
Doors/Windows: Carbon fiber / Resin Epoxy / PMMA Shield Up
Seats: Leather customizable
Paint Non-incendive: anti-fooling
The Bubble Taxi is equipped with the Fly-By-Wire system. Also used in the aviation industry, this technology allows to constantly measure the position of the boat above the water. It sends this information to the flaps (that are mounted on the foils) to balance the boat and keep it stable.
For our foils, we chose carbon fiber, which is the best compromise between lightness and resistance.
We chose scissor-doors to optimize embarking & disembarking, as well as to save parking spaces.