Classic look hydrofoiling electric boat debuts in Moscow
A team in Russia has developed this sleek hydrofoiling electric boat with a retro-tech classic runabout look, both inside and out. The boat is called the Molniya – Russian for ‘lightning’ – and uses fixed surface piercing (SP) foils rather than the retractable inverted-T fully submerged (FS) type on boats like the Candela 7. The Molniya prototype was built by Artem Markov and a small team he assembled in Moscow. Markov is a graduate of the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction Institute, where he was part of their Formula MADI electric car racing team that competed against other universities from around the world.