Kormaran, a real-life transformer, surely deserves a whole new category in sailing.
Kormaran can be configured 6 different ways, including monohull, catamaran, trimaran and a high-riding, fuel-efficient hydrofoil. And that is not all, the deck can be flipped open for sunbathing when at rest, or used as a light in “night mode”.
The main construction material used for building this vessel is carbon fiber – ensuring it only weighs 3,300-pounds.
It’s powered by 3 water jet drives and a 500-horsepower engine, with a top speed of 44 mph.
“For starters, this thing is like the Optimus Prime of the ocean, as it goes from monohull to catamaran to trimaran to bathing deck, and then finally into ‘flight mode,’ as the use of hydrofoils decreases water resistance by 80%, giving you a landspeeder kind of effect as you cruise the coast. The hydrofoils also mean higher speeds while using less energy, and with Formula 1 and lightweight aircraft technology onboard, the Kormaran promises to be a truly unique sea creature,” reports Hi Consumption.