Photos Alex Udin, click images for larger size & slideshow - The render is now a real boat, specially the foils & rudders and how they implemented the optional wings and roler furler as the hulls are the same as the FP & 2016 F18 World Champ design . This model might get more sales than the Flying Phantom. For details on the Essentiel check the Q&A we made with Alex Udin past weeks: catsailingnews.com/2016/11/the-new-flying-phantom-essentiel-q-with.html
Below press release sent by Phantom International.
The Essentiel to be presented at the 2016 Paris Boat Show
For the launch of the new Flying Phantom Essentiel, the Phantom International website was completely redesigned, don't hesitate to visit to
discover the 2017 collection. The Essentiel will also be displayed from December 3rd to 11th Hall 1 Booth G58 at the 2016 Paris Boat Show.
She is fully foiling, she is simple, she is easy to use
The revolution continues, after the launch of the first production foiling
catamaran in the world 3 years ago, over 100 Flying Phantom are now foiling in 26 countries.
The Flying Phantom is a unique racing boat using the finest technologies from the aeronautic industry. Phantom International is now introducing a new range of high-end foiling boat oriented for freeride.
The Flying Phantom Essentiel is an 18’ all around boat easy to use, able to foil in a wide range of conditions and attract new people to foiling. This new boat is based on the expertise Phantom International has built up over the last 5 years being the pioneer in foiling catamarans.
The Flying Phantom Essentiel is foiling with both dagger boards down like we tested on the first Flying Phantom prototypes in 2012. This foil configuration makes the boat to be more user friendly and less physically demanding for the crew. She is able to reach 20 knots in 10 knots of wind ! The boat can be stowed on the beach as the dagger can be fully removed from the top. The L shape rudders increase safety for the crew if anyone falls overboard.
The Flying Phantom Essentiel is equipped with optional side wings in place of trapeze to improve crew accessibility.
The boat will be officially launched during the Paris Boat Show in December, production will start
early of 2017 for spring deliveries.
The Flying Phantom Essentiel will offer a unique opportunity to a broad spectrum of sailors to enter into the foiling experience !
We look forward to present you this amazing boat.
Length: 5,5m / 18’
Width: 2,55m (EU road legal)
Mast: 9,1m aluminum
Hulls construction: Epoxy glass sandwich
Main sail: R Polyester laminate / 17sqm
Jib: R Polyester laminate / 5sqm
Code 0: R Polyester with furling system / 20sqm
Flying Phantom Essentiel graphics are available for download here: FP Essentiel Dropbox
Phantom International is French Brittany based company, with an history of innovative sails design and F18 catamarans (World Champion 2012). Phantom International produces and promotes the
FLYING PHANTOM the world's first One Design flying catamaran.
35800 Saint Lunaire - France
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