Navetta 38′ – a new model, based on “Gerris” platform, has been publicly presented. It’s a 18 passengers shuttle for public service, battery powered by a 50 kW electric motor. Thanks to advantages of GerrisBoats hull design, with such limited power she can sail in foiling mode at 13 knots, taking off at 8.
Another advantage of the “Gerris” platform used on this shuttle is the foiling failure proof design, very important for safety of a public service: whenever occurs to foil controls or water waves, she can smoothly land on side slender hulls, kept close to water surface. Superstructure in this model can be closed by lightweight transparent panels in winter mode.