THE FUTURE OF COASTAL TRAVEL IS HERE

A NEW ZERO EMISSION APPROACH FOR TRAVEL IN NEW ZEALAND

VISION

We’re Changing the Way New Zealand Thinks About Zero Emission Travel 

Ocean Flyer will start operating fully electric seagliders in New Zealand by 2025. Seagliders will be sustainable, fast, comfortable and affordable. 
The seaglider is a wing-in-ground-effect craft that operates a few meters off the water's surface and couples the high speed of an airplane with the low operating cost of a boat. 

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Ocean Flyer has signed a $700 million agreement to bring 25 all-electric seagliders to New Zealand from 2025.

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TECHNOLOGY

Seagliders make use of the ‘wing-in-ground-effect (WIG)’ and have been built to leverage existing port infrastructure. The seagliders begin their journey with the hull in the water, rising onto foils as the speed increases before eventually generating lift so that the seaglider begins to fly in-ground-effect at about 10m above the water.

The aerodynamic advantage of the “ground effect” includes significant operational efficiencies, increased payload capability, greater range and speed. 

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SPEED & EFFICIENCY

Achieving aircraft speeds at a fraction of the operating cost, the Ocean Flyer seagliders will transport passengers and cargo over distances of up to 300km at nearly 300kph in the 12-seater Viceroys and up to 800km at nearly 540kph in the 100-seater Monarchs using existing battery technology.

SUSTAINABILITY

The arrival of Ocean Flyer means New Zealand will take a giant leap in reducing emissions, starting in 2025.

 

The fully-electric seagliders will contribute significantly towards New Zealand being carbon neutral by 2050.

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AFFORDABILITY

The efficiency of seagliders means the operational costs are greatly reduced compared to existing modes of transportation. These savings will be passed on to the customer meaning travel fares will be up to 70% cheaper, without sacrificing time, comfort or experience.

COMFORT

The spacious cabins allow for maximum comfort and exceptional views from every seat. The all-electric engines are 1000x quieter than existing aircraft engines, allowing passengers to peacefully enjoy their high-speed travel.

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SAFETY

Seagliders are fitted with extensive avionics and automated electronics for navigation and collision avoidance, and to help the pilot maintain the correct altitude. Seagliders will be regulated by Maritime New Zealand.

OCEAN FLYER HIGHLIGHTS

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Zero-emission, ultra-low-altitude travel

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Existing dock infrastructure

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300 km range at 300 kph

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Comfortable and affordable

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