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She’s as Progressive as She is Impressive
If its high-flying adrenaline that gets your blood pumping out in the deep blue, let me introduce you to this impressive innovation. The Mothquito; an all-carbon, Increased Foiling System (IFS) catamaran, hankering to get her wings wet. Currently in fabrication, and aiming at first sea trials this year, the patented IFS has catapulted its way into the super-charged foiling sailboat enterprise. Designer of Mothquito and CEO of IFS, Toni Blanc, banded together with Austrian engineer, Associate Technical Director and Production Manager Wolfgang Habe to modify and diversify the class IFS catamaran.
“When we started designing the boat we asked ourselves why two rudders in a small foiling boat instead of just one,” Blanc stated. “With a large, dynamic beam, it is essential to align as much as possible the bow/stern lift lines parallel to the center line, to avoid strange reactions in heel.”
Pledges Perfect Discipline
With the vision of a mosquito, Long V-foils face outwards, extension arms of the T-foils rudder jut out from the stern, and spawning wings replace the classic trapeze. By widening dynamic length and beam in flight, Mothquito pledges perfect discipline, tremendous speeds, strong stability and top quality safety control. This fly-weight catamaran incorporates reduced heeling and a decrease in pitch-pole risk, allowing an increased size in sail area. A major modification, progressing from the standard catamaran design is the eradication of trapezoids, replaced by wings that protrude laterally, granting the skipper knowledge of the location of the main foils tips in flight.
Fly Across Glistening Water
Mothquito’s beautifully flaunted curves and organic lines are named in honor of the pioneer International Moth, due to proximity in size and presentation. Constructed for nimble and simple foiling, and simple to handle, flying across glistening water will soon be a reality for any sailor, irrespective of fitness levels or technical knowledge.