Laura K. Cowan

The Octuri Wind Powered Yacht Doubles as a Plane

by , 06/13/11

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Put this on the list of things we’ll buy when we’re rich and famous. Designer Yelken Octuri has created a flying yacht for princes Aziz, Dawood and Hashim. The flying yacht was designed to allow the princes to enjoy sailing along the Omani coastline. Four masts retract to become wings as the yacht turns into a plane.

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The yacht plane is powered by four dual propeller Nissen & Brasseur powerhead engines, which aren’t green in and of themselves. But when used as a yacht, the craft is essentially wind-powered, making it a super-efficient way to transition from sea to air transport and save energy while on the water.

+ Octuri

Via NotCot

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2 Comments

  1. Capt Marty June 20, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Is this real or just conceptional?

  2. metis June 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

    i’m inclined to call this a design concept, and haven’t found any indication that it does exist. all of the images are renderings, and a quick google search shows the princes airlines, supposed manufacturer and the engines ONLY show up related to this, or as typos. several of the designers other “planes” are clearly design concepts with some wit to them, but not produced.

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