Sport is known for its benefits and the sense of well-being it creates. France, by its geography, is a nautical nation, with its coastal waters, white water, lakes and rivers. Almost 9 million people in the country practice a water sport of some kind. However, there remain social and economic barriers to accessing water sports. The Befoil –formerly the Voilavion- started out as an R&D project working on different mast and foil configurations. The start-up has used innovation as a way of making sailing more accessible to as many as possible, with a 16’ catamaran that flies along on the boundary between sea and sky.
Aimed at sailing schools and beginners, the boat is being marketed in partnership with naval architects VPLP.