IDEA provides the logistics and transport of the Hydrofoil 2.0
What is the Hydrofoil?
It is a sailboat that can ride above the water after reaching a certain speed. It was imagined by Eric Tabarly then developed by Alain Thébault, the naval architecture agency VPLP design and a consortium of French industrial companies.
After 20 years of research, Alain Thébault managed to build a life-size model with new, more resistant and lighter materials (carbon and titanium).
The Hydrofoil was then abandoned in Hawaii in 2015 after a few failures, then repurchased in 2019 by Gabriel Terrasse and Chris Welsh who undertook its restoration to allow it to fly again!
Return of the ship to France
After a long voyage from the United States, the Hydrofoil arrived in France in the port of Montoir-de-Bretagne in early March 2021. The IDEA teams were then able to move on with the first step: clearance through customs!