Yacht owners are known for indulging in luxury and the thrill of the open sea. Over the years, this community has indulged in buying submarines and Jet Skis to satisfy their growing desire for new thrills, and it is no surprise that electric VTOL and jetpacks will be on the list soon. In order to create the demand or perhaps be ready for when the need arises, a French company is making a deal visible.
Enter Acro eVTOL, a cutting-edge creation by Klissarov Design, specifically engineered for the yachting industry. The renowned French design studio is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of innovation in vehicle design. Studio’s portfolio spans boats, automobiles, and even aircraft and the latest addition to their impressive repertoire is the Acro, this electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.
Designer: Klissarov Design
Acro is classified as an ultralight aircraft, which eliminates the need for a pilot’s license. The aircraft leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in its operation, ensuring a seamless and secure flying experience. This makes it accessible to a wider range of enthusiasts who want to experience the thrill of piloting their own craft.
The Acro eVTOL, designed with a molded seat to ensure the pilot’s comfort during flight, boasts a 3D-printed airframe, setting it apart from traditional aircraft design. With a length of 3.85 meters, a width of 4 meters, and a height of 1.6 meters, it combines compactness with performance and stability, making it a true marvel.
Designed with versatility in mind, Acro can transport a single mariner to and from a yacht or port with minimum noise and max comfort using two joysticks to maneuver the aircraft. Equipped with two screens for enhanced visibility, it offers a range of flight modes, enabling a personalized experience for every pilot.
This futuristic aircraft looks sleek, but it’s quite robust with an empty weight of 200 kilograms and a maximum take-off weight of 280 kg. It’s envisioned to deliver an exceptional experience while maintaining the highest standards of safety. With a cruise speed of 102 kmph (63 mph), Acro ensures a safe and controlled flight. It can touch down on any regular deck, making it the perfect companion for yachts in all kinds of weather conditions. The craft includes an emergency ballistic parachute at the top, a reassuring feature for those moments when all does not go according to plan, providing peace of mind to the thrill-seeking pilot.