Hydroptere moved to California to attempt breaking the 2,215 nautical miles Transpac record between Los Angeles and Honolulu. This will be Hydroptere ’s first oceanic challenge and the first ocean passage for any hydrofoiler. The 4 days crossing requires a 25 knots average speed with top speeds of 40 knots.
Hydroptere is a trimaran with foils. These underwater wings extract the boat’s hulls from the water when a certain speed is reached, which considerably reduces the ship’s hydrodynamic drag.