This Sea-Craft Looks Like A Plane, Has A Car's Engine, And Docks Like A Boat

The AirFish-8 is an alternative method of sea transportation, combining the technologies of aviation and marine craft. 

Company Wigetworks have created AirFish-8, a boat/plane hybrid that glides on water. Due to the machines unique structure, it is able to utilise what is known as the “Wing in Ground Effect.” This is when an aircraft is able to produce additional lift when flying near the ground.

AirFish-8 has a V8 car engine, which runs on unleaded petrol and can travel up to 121 mph; that’s three times faster than typical marine craft. 

The sea-craft is currently still in a trial phase but the company hope to have it fully operational by mid-2018.

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Author Since: Sep 20, 2018

  1. It's amazing how they can put so much thought and engineering into something that doesn't meet real world demands. Before you start a design, make sure to hammer out all use cases and extraneous circumstances. Then design. As many comments have pointed out, this thing can only fly in calm waters. One wave and it's over.