FreightFish Experimenting with Hydrofoils for Cargo Shipments

FreightFish was founded in 2017 in New Zealand, and has been exploring development of hydrofoil technology for cargo conveyance. They're currently expanding upon the 3 meter, 250kg proof-of-concept prototype which achieved smooth foiling flight and speeds in excess of 25 knots. They've developed a 1/5th scale prototype at 6 meters, 800kg, which they expect to reach over 40 knots. They are anticipating their production vessel will come in at 30 meters with a Cruising Speed of 100 km/h, and the capacity to carry 240m³ of cargo over a range of 4,000 km.

High-efficiency innovation in the Oceania region such as the work being explored by FreightFish will be key to decarbonization over the coming decade. Commercial viability and region-tested functionality will be a key element in the future success of firms such as this.

Keep an eye on additional developments and details on the technology at the site below: