Voilavion www.voilavion.com ) is a R&D project of Magnard Innovation. Benjamin Magnard, our founder, had an idea to create a foiling boat, designed by the naval architect Xavier Fay. Thanks to a team of professionals, he managed to build a prototype that perfectly foiled from the very first time. In the next years Voilavion tested plenty of different concepts – various foil combinations, tilting masts, jib systems, etc.
In the beginning of 2017 Voilavion received an ADEME prize to finalize the R&D and create a serial product. That's how the new, more international name for Voilavion – Befoil - was born. Together with VPLP we worked hard together to build Befoil 16 – a foiling catamaran for sailing schools. Our goal is to make an affordable and easy boat so that lots of people could start foiling and feeling these incredible sensations. Here we are – starting the serial production of Befoil 16 – the first hybrid foiling catamaran for sailing schools and beginners.
«Following the 34th America’s Cup, we have seen the huge growth in foiling projects. Thanks to the speed and lightness while foiling, one can get a sensation of being on a magic carpet. Nevertheless, this experience is still reserved for sailing professionals.
Befoil has a goal to make flying on a boat simple and secure for everyone, serving as a foundation for our study.»