For its cutting-edge technology that has been carefully developed over the past ten years, the F50 beat the Sunfast 3300 and Ichi Ban to the Goslings Boat of the Year Award.
Launched for SailGP, the fan-centric grand prix racing circuit, the F50 is a high-tech, one design class and is powered by a 24-metre wingsail and flies above the water on hydrofoils which has produced a 15% performance gain in comparison to its predecessor, the AC50.
SailGP features a fleet of six F50s, three of which are complete new builds. Compared to the AC50, they have been extensively modified with new foils and board cases, new rudders and elevators, new hydraulics and electronics, a new cockpit layout for five crew, a new steering system, and a new flight control system operated by a joystick.
Artemis Technologies provided a range of engineering and design services to SailGP including:
Participation in appendage design
Hydraulic system design and testing
Control system architecture and complete software design
Electronics: bespoke component design including Can Valve Driver, Steering Wheel Twist Grip, Flight Contoller, and CAN ADI Module