Sailing enthusiasts are no strangers to wind power, but few have experienced the wonders of solar-powered sailing. Behold the folding FOSCAT32 catamaran, an energy-efficient alternative concept cat sail vessel that consumes no fuel, harnessing renewable solar and wind for a minimal environmental impact. The ability to switch from solar to wind as a power source also makes it possible to sail FOSCAT32 during both the day and night. In addition, the lightweight folding hulls are easy to handle ashore and require little to no maintenance. FOSCAT32 is one of the first folding cats, which can easily be folded on docks and on any shore. She reduces the wind profile during docking; and while landing the hulls can be easily retracted with folding rudders and mast. Designed by Dr. Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis, FOSCAT32 was honored with a Green Dot Award in 2011 and an A Design Award 2010.


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