Hydros HY-X Yacht

Dec 10, 2014

Category: Rides

One of our contenders for 2014 Word of the Year has to be “hydrofoil.” Seems like retractable hydrofoils have been showing up on yacht prototypes left and right, and yet somehow, we’re still in awe when we look at them.

Swiss hydrofoil manufacturer Hydros is ready to wow the world with the HY-X, a scaled-down prototype of what’s planned to be a 41-foot yacht that will offer two boating (and one floating) experiences in one exorbitant pleasurecraft. Hydros has received an assist in the designing phase from French firm JMKoncept, and the result is quite impressive. When you want a break from the traditional motor, a push of a button deploys the two side foils into the water, raising the boat about a meter (3.3 ft) above the surface and cutting down drag, which lets you go faster, easier. The 20.5-ft prototype uses a pair of 35 hp engines, and the craft can reach up to 30 knots (34.4 mph). Check out the video below. [Purchase]

Hydros HY-X Yacht 2

Hydros HY-X Yacht 3

More From Rides

Design Your Own One-Of-A-Kind Watch With Nixon’s Custom Shop

Limitless potential available online or in person.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner

Dango's Dependable Pocket Clip Is A CNC'd Aluminum Offering For EDC Specialists

Working alongside the company's M1 accessory line to carry your cash.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

Deus Transforms Yamaha’s YZ450FX Into A Retro-Themed Desert Ripper

A desert sled fit for a king… or a McQueen.

Posted By

Dec 10, 2019

Featured Image

McLaren’s Lightning-Quick 610HP 620R Supercar Is Totally Street-Legal

The road-going version of the brand's track-dominating 570S GT4.

Posted By

Dec 10, 2019

Featured Image

Shelby’s F-150 Super Snake Sport Is A 770HP Supercharged Track Weapon

From the job site to the race track and back again with lightning speed.

Posted By

Dec 9, 2019

Featured Image

Gasoline Motor Co. Transformed A Harley Sportster Into This ‘Frisco Chopper’

A custom collaboration with none other than Sailor Jerry rum.

Posted By

Dec 9, 2019