Ships of the future - The Sea Bubbles in Paris and what about Nice?
The Sea Bubbles ("flying taxis") could return to Paris next year
"We are hopeful that the brakes to the project are lifted so that we can go to an experiment in 2018," said Wednesday the City of Paris, confirming the holding of this meeting.
Last Friday, Anne Hidalgo had in a tweet evoked a "constructive meeting" following which "a collective work is committed for Sea Bubbles to be experienced in Paris in 2018!".
Sea Bubbles with electric propulsion take up the principle of the hydrofoil developed by M. Thébault, with "foils", sort of submerged fiberglass arches which, thanks to the speed, keep the boat out of the water. some 50 cm above the waves.
What about Nice on the French Reviera?
We see that electric boating is taking off on lakes and rivers.
What about the sea?
At sea, the safety rules are different. It is imperative to be able to return to a safe harbor in case of gale. Since the batteries do not allow to navigate in total autonomy a full day it is safer to embark on a boat equipped with photo voltaic production power. The solar boat sails like the Solar Impulse aircraft that made a world tour in 2016. The day it stores energy and at night it draws on the batteries. Everything is in the subtle dosage between speed of navigation and weather conditions.
At SeaZen we believe in the future of solar boating. Not only have we created a SeaZen Academy for training session of this news licence free yachting. But in addition it is possible to practice from Beaulieu in the form of a Nice boat trip or Monaco boat rental.