An affordable boat made in France
Its unexpensive costs makes the befoil 16 accessible to all sailing enthusiasts
befoil 16 can be easily adapted to the level of users and the sailing conditions : the self-regulating T-foil system can easily be changed by a classic rudder-drift configuration.
- Length 16 ft
- sailing 4,20 m
- folded 2,50 m
- Air draft 7,50 m
- Draught 1,10 m
- Mainsail 11,8 m2
- Jib 3,9 m2
- Hulls thermoplastic
- Beams and mast aluminium profile
- Foils and rudders aluminium
4 auto-regulated T-foils
- Take-off speed
from 10 knots of wind speed
- Top speed
up to 20-22 knots
A fun hydrofoil catamaran, specially designed for all levels of users.
From the first flight lessons to autonomous raids,
befoil 16 is suitable for all levels of learning.
The dream of flying with foils is now available for everyone!
Invite foiling boats in your sailing school! befoil 16 is adapted to everyone’s sailing project.
Made from recyclable materials, befoil 16 is accessible to all sailings schools wishing to offer sailing foiling solutions. Thanks to VPLP, the architects studio who design the boat, your sailing school has access to the latest technical innovations and allows sailors to perfect their skills on new technology boats.
befoil 16 is a family foiling boat, easy to use. With an adult, children can learn the first navigation maneuvers in rudder-drift configuration before discovering the fun of flight with safety.
Thanks to retractable foils, the launching can be done from a hold or a beach.
befoil 16 allows you to learn the techniques of handling the boat and all its parts.
Supervised by an instructor, the training is first done without flying, thanks to the rudder and daggerboards option. In this context, the experience is similar to any catamaran.
When the minimum skills and reflexes are acquired, befoil 16 flight is simply approached through easy piloting, 4 self-regulating T-foils system, which stabilizes the platform. The large hulls and side ladders make it easy to recall and bar control for safe maneuvering.
Once the basics of flight skills are known, befoil 16 users can quickly and independently succeed in flying. At each stage, learning is a pleasure.
Thus, everyone will be able to learn how to optimize their flight maneuvers and acquire new skills.
How long does it take to learn before you can actually fly?
If you are already comfortable on a catamaran and the wind conditions allow it, you can fly from your first session.
Is it possible to sail alone?
Yes, it is possible even if the boat has been optimized for two people.
Is there an age restriction? Is it necessary to have a particular physical condition?
The boat has been designed to make it easy to enjoy an overwater flying experience, safe for teenagers and adults and without any particular physical condition.
Where can I find spare parts if I need them?
An online shop will soon be available on our website to offer you the range of spare parts for your befoil 16.
Are the foils complicated to install?
Thanks to the unique design of befoil 16, the foils can be easily installed directly on the beach.
Is it possible to see and try the boat?
We will be very happy to welcome you during our events and tests.