Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO boards can reportedly fly above the water with a zero-emission propulsion.
Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO boards can reportedly fly above the water with a zero-emission propulsion.

Composites manufacturer Cobra International and Flite, an Australian-based surfboard manufacturer have joined forces to develop two electric foiling composite surfboards that can reach speeds of up to 45 kmh.

Fliteboard and Fliteboard PRO boards, which can reportedly fly above the water with a zero-emission propulsion, incorporate a carbon/Innegra prepreg expanded polystyrene (EPS) sandwich laminate. The electric and electronic components are contained in a watertight thermoformed carbon battery box with a full carbon sandwich lid. Each board weighs between 22-28 kg, depending on board, battery and wing choice.

Cobra also carried out developmental work on the foils and accessories for the Flite range and the foils are now manufactured by the company, along with the deck pads and board bags.

The company says that it has now begun production and will produce approximately 600 units throughout 2019.

This story uses material from Cobra International, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.