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Archipelago Explorer yacht ordered with Axe eVTOL

eVTOL manufacturer Skyfly and Superyacht Builder Archipelago Expedition Yachts have announced that together with an order of the 80 foot aluminium explorer yacht, the customer – who is an accomplished commercial helicopter pilot – has also ordered an Axe eVTOL for the yacht’s helicopter landing pad on the top deck of the three decked vessel.

“Compared to the RIBs and tenders traditionally used for ship-to-shore transfers, the Axe eVTOL is considerably more comfortable, more private and faster, with its cruise speed of 100 miles per hour” according to the press release. “It is also more versatile, being able to fly directly to inland destinations such as hotels, restaurants and airports.

“The A80 will also be equipped with a 24kW roof-mounted solar panel array and large battery banks which power all needs on board, including air conditioning. This means that the Axe can be charged on board – often using solar energy with zero carbon emissions.

“With a fully-electric range of 100 miles, or 300 miles with an optional hybrid generator, and a cruise speed of 100mph, the first manned flights of the Axe eVTOL are scheduled for March 2024. Construction of the A80 destined for Skyfly and Archipelago’s common customer will begin in May 2024.The yacht and its eVTOL are expected to star at the Cannes Boat Show in September 2025.”

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