2 French actors revolutionize the rules of yachting
The project took shape thanks to 2 French actors:
François-Alexandre Bertrand, president and founder of Platypus Craft, a company specialising in the design of semi-submersible boats and Alain Grandjean, president and founder of L2Concept, a design and engineering company specialized in concept cars and smalls submarines.
It is certain that French luxury and innovation are legitimate on the international yachting scene.
The two French players are aiming to offer the world a jewel which could be a new milestone in the great history of yachting. The future will be written under water.
The partners announce several expression of interest from the USA and Gulf countries and expect to start production in early 2021 to celebrate the World premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021.
Electric ecofriendly motorization
The electric motor and batteries are engineered to achieve amazing performances without noise or vibration, in total respect of nature.
Her maximum speed is estimated at 40 knots, 18 knots at cruising speed and 115 nautical miles of range at 7 knots.
These incredible results can be achieved thanks to her 2x 500 Kw engines and 400Kwh batteries associated with a Z transmission- drive.
The Swordfish is also available in an hybrid version, featuring 2 inboard V8 petrol engines of 900HP each coupled with 2x80Kw electric motors.
This hybrid technology ensures high performances, a top speed of over 50 knots, a long cruising range and a silent underwater navigation.
A responsible underwater vessel
Her objective is to offer to the yachting world the nautical vessel they were waiting for; a new kind of vessel, environmentally responsible and with a sporty design.
The partners are also committed to a responsible construction: the hulls will be built in a sandwich structure with a wooden core.
The builder will be the Factory Unit shipyard, a subsidiary of L2 Concept, whose expertise in concept cars and submarines will be valuable for achieving a quality beyond the yachting industry standards.