The goal

Our aim was to develop a hydrofoiling sailboat that makes the hydrofoiling experience available to a large group of sailing enthusiasts. So we came up with the Flo1, a boat that is both spectacular and easy to sail.

We asked our sailing friends how they like to sail a hydrofoiler and what is important to them. Simplicity, durability and speed were the answers we received. The boat was designed around these criteria. We designed a stable hull form that behaves very well in non-foiling mode as well. No hassle launching, no fragile structures and a very large speed potential. All with an attractive price tag.

The boat is produced in The Netherlands using the latest technologies in boat building an aerodynamic analyses. An efficient and sustainable production process minimizes energy usage.

At the Aeronamics headquarters, team work is key! The video above shows the creation of the Flo1.

The team

Hugh Welbourn is the inventor of the DSS-system and has a very strong background in small and big boat sailing. As the father of the first hydrofoiling keelboat, Hugh partnered with Aeronamics to develop an easy foiler that brings the joy of hydrofoiling to the recreative sailor. Hugh combines a practical approach with state of the art design methods.

Read all about DSS history in this Seahorse Magazine Article and Hugh’s blog on our shared vision.

Aeronamics founder, Jurian Rademaker, is the owner of QConcepts. Jurian has a professional background in yacht racing and boat design. As the owner of QConcepts he focuses on the overall product development of the foiler. The design of composite parts, engineering activities and the development of smart digital systems is the core business of QConcepts. This multidisciplinary approach suits the foiler well.