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The World’s Most Efficient Hydrofoils

Flying Foil is a start-up company that develops hydrofoil technology. We are a spin-off from the Department of Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. We use advanced simulation techniques, custom optimisation strategies and parametric design to create hydrofoils with very high energy efficiency. This is coupled with control strategies for increased comfort and electric propulsion. We develop our technology for all types of high speed boats and ships, but our current main focus is on high-speed passenger ferries.

The team

Kristian Rathe
Kristian RatheChief Executive Officer
John Martin Godø
John Martin GodøChief Technical Officer
Jarle Vinje Kramer
Jarle Vinje KramerChief Software and Simulation Officer
Sverre Steen
Sverre SteenTechnical advisor
Christian Gutvik
Christian GutvikChairman

Our supporters

Flying Foil is supported economically by the Norwegian Research Council through the FORNY 2020 program, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the European Union through the Climate KIC program and Trøndelag County