SeaBubbles, an innovative startup pioneering sustainable mobility, unveiled the world premiere of its life-size version of the SeaBubble, an electric flying boat powered by hydrogen.
Responding to the rapid transformation of mobility and inspired by innovations in the naval, automotive and aeronautical industries, SeaBubbles defines a new generation of boats designed to offer an unprecedented, futuristic, nautical experience while preserving the natural ecosystem.
Powered by a hybrid system composed of hydrogen fuel cells and an electric battery pack and combined with automated and retractable foils, the SeaBubble offers two and a half hours of autonomy, allowing it to cover 50 nautical miles (ie 90 km) at 18 knots with only 4 minutes of recharging in H2 station (3x 3.2 kg of hydrogen at 350 bars).
With a length of 8 meters and a width of 3.5 meters, the SeaBubble accommodates up to 12 passengers, depending on the configuration.
The innovation of SeaBubbles is strongly tied with supply infrastructures and goes hand-in-hand with developing a hydrogen industry and local ecosystems to which it contributes. In spring 2023, SeaBubbles will unveil the first pilot line, and the real-life test phases will begin.
Virginie Seurat, General Manager, SeaBubbles, said, “Transforming mobility on land, water and in the air is a major environmental challenge if we want a world that is fit to live in.”