cutting-edge foil boat meets art in SEAir + louis-marie de castelbajac collaboration

cutting-edge foil boat meets art in SEAir + louis-marie de castelbajac collaboration

SEAir is a research and development center dedicated to the flight function of today and tomorrow’s sailing and motorboats. capitalizing on the technical development of the aeronautical industry, SEAir does not have limits for the study and the realization of their ambitious projects. the french company offers research and manufacturing services aimed at improving boats’ performance by equipping them with foils of modifying the existing systems. a new generation of systems and foils now allow pilots and skippers to experience it. more comfortable, safer and reliable, foiling boats designed and equipped by SEAir are becoming accessible to everyone.

the art boat by louis-marie de castelbajac
all images © sébastien véronèse


unveiled at the cannes yachting festival, SEAir‘s exclusive flying RIB attracted both individuals and professionals, as well as architects. the alchemy of the artist combined with the avant-garde know-how of SEAir, gives to this limited edition an elegant and timeless modernity, shaking the codes of the nautical world. named ‘ortolan’ for its rarity and elegance, it embodies the flight in order to rise to the horizon. with its retractable foils, the SEAir system does not modify the use of rigid inflatable boat: trailer, pontoon or beaching. better yet, motor boats equipped with controllable foils systems will have their performance increased allowing to navigate safely:

‘flying’ over the sea


SEAir x louis-marie de castelbajac
video © hubert de castelbajac

the design is a flying 40ft monohull, fit for a crew up to eight people

seair’s technology offers unique comfort and stability gains

the integration of piloted foil systems within the boat

Art boat by Louis-Marie de Castelbajac Copyright : Sébastien Véronèse

a portrait of artist louis-marie de castelbajac with his collaborative design

Copyright Sébastien Véronèse



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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