Star Trek has paved the way for our future travels
The future is getting closer to what Star Trek portrays on its various series, and there’s something that could be coming to a horizon near you that that mariners and spacefarers alike will appreciate. It’s a futuristic foiling yacht concept…essentially, a flying yacht. Like Lt. Tom Paris’ The Delta Flyer, this yacht will be sleek, fast, and have wings from a state of the art aircraft that will enable it to take to the skies…in a manner of speaking. You won’t see it cruising at 30,000 feet, but it would definitely keep your feet out of the water.
Designed by Centrostiledesign, an Italian studio which is run by noted yacht designer Davide Cipriani, the yacht, named Future-E, is made from recycled carbon fiber and has a hull inspired by a supercar. Its wings extend out as it accelerates just like an airplane. Once the yacht’s cruising speed reaches 16 knots, it enters “full foiling mode,” which enables it to lift up from the water. And the studio, according to robbreport.com, says the yacht can reach speeds of more than 30 knots.
We have yet to see flying boats on Star Trek
Though we’ve seen all manner of space flight on Star Trek, including shuttles that essentially take the place of cars, we haven’t seen any flying boats. But then, the franchise is about space not the water, and there haven’t been many instances where the ocean plays a major factor, except for ones like Star Trek: Voyager’s Thirty Days and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
It’ll be interesting to see if Star Trek ever moves in that direction, not just showing the future of space and the galaxies but also discovering more aliens living underwater. Then this yacht would come in handy.
Centrostiledesign isn’t the only studio that has gotten on board with the potential for yacht flights. Mashable shared a video about another futuristic flying yacht from Lazzini last week. And RobbReport revealed details in 2020 about the world’s first electric hydrofoil powerboat that can soar three feet above the water. You can see images of Centrostiledesign’s concept and learn more about it by visiting robbreport.com.