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It offers the opportunity for her occupants to go through the other side of the mirror and explore the beauty of the underwater world, being comfortably seated in leather armchairs with a glass of champagne in hand.This 40-foot recreational tender can welcome up to 8 people within an openable plexiglass structure. Her look-through cockpit provides shelter when closed, while its fully opened configuration allows you to enjoy the sea air, the salt spray and the sunshine on your face.The absolute holy grail of this technological gem is its unique capability to switch from the surface mode to the semi-submersible mode in just a few seconds. In the latter configuration, the trimaran’s central hull is placed 2 meters below the sea level, providing its pilot and 7 passengers with a unique view.Designed by L2Concepts, an established name in the car design, the Swordfish can evoke the lines of the 1970’s Citroen SM or the stealth aircrafts, depending on the angle from which you look at it. This futuristic nautical vessel offers an outstanding level of engineering, craftsmanship and equipment.Her electric motorization ensures a silent ride, while its trimaran architecture guarantees comfort and performance. This multi-hull solution, a novelty for a unit of this size, will ensure smooth navigation with the almost complete lack of roll.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 a 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.www.platypus-yacht.comwww.l2concept.com
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