Aquari

The concept

The Aquari is a cross between an Personnal Watercarft and a hydrofoil.

Background

I had this idea a really long time ago when I was riding Sea-Doo on lakes and oceans. In the late nineties  the ‘Airchair‘ concept came out and it reminded me of my idea of using a simple outboard motor with an hydrofoil to keep it aloft. When I visited Robert Innes from Innespace Marine in California we talked about this concept and Rob actually built a mock-up of the Aquari.

How it works

The Aquari is meant to be driven like a motorcycle on water. It should be propelled by a water turbine powered by a four stroke marine engine.  At rest, the watercraft would float. When it would start to move forward, the front hydrofoil located at the base of the front pillar would pivot and provide lift to raise the unit above the water line. The final shape and length of the hull and the rest vehicle will differ from what is shown but the principle will remain the same.

The Aquari could steer by using its water nozzle located at the end of the hulle (like those found on regular personal watercraft). To help the unit maintain a comfortable riding position, a spring loaded handle would assist the driver to raise or lower the front swivel plate. Could it make jumps? Why not! The first thing we need to do is get started and build a prototype!

The designer

I would like to thank Boris Schwarzer who created the renderings for this concept.Boris is based in Michigan, U.S.A. He went to the College of Creative Studies. He also created the images for the Spike commuting car, the Joust personal transporter, and the Urban Link tuk-tuk. I would also like to thank Robert Innes who gave me a lot of input on the Aquari.