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Fly Above the Water in This Awesome Electric Hydrofoil

•, By Tim Moynihan

 Unless you live in Denmark, that ferry is likely a diesel-powered craft—and you often feel perturbed about that during the electric-unicycle ride from the boat terminal to your office.

But now, you can now go fully electric on your daily travels with the $28,000, Slovenian-made Quadrofoil Q2S Electric Limited Edition. This emissions-free vessel tops out at a speed of around 25mph and gets a range of up to 62 miles per charge of its battery. It's a seafaring coupe, with two faux-leather seats, steering-wheel-mounted acceleration and brake controls, a touchscreen display on the wheel, and a hollow fiberglass hull that the company claims is "unsinkable."

As an added benefit, it sort of looks like the aquatic version of the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi. Once it gets going, its four aluminum hydrofoils create enough lift to raise the 9.8-foot, 220-pound vessel out of the water. If its battery conks out while you're on the water, rest assured that the Quadrofoil comes with a couple of life jackets, a collapsible paddle, and a safety whistle.

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