Pascal AirHull is the next generation Surface Effect Ship (SES) solution, introducing an air cavity between the water and the vessel. Our technology significantly reduces energy consumption in high speed compared to conventional hulls, enabling long-range electric boats.
The system uses a fan to compress air into the cavity, which creates an overpressure that lifts the boat partially out of the water. This technology is similar to traditional Surface Effect Ships (SES), but the Pascal AirHull is unique because it uses a special hull design and a flexible flap system to keep the air inside the cavity. The system is controlled by a ride control that ensures the boat moves smoothly and efficiently.
Scalable platform architecture
The AirHull consists of the air system, driveline, and batteries. All components are integrated and regulated by our ride control system. The platform architecture is robust and scalable for boats from 6 meters to 30 meters. It is optimized for electric boating, and the advanced ride control system ensures best-in-class energy efficiency.
Superior energy efficiency
For conventional vessels the energy consumption increase significantly with speed .
Therefore zero emission has been challenging for high-speed vessels. Pascal introduces game-changing energy efficient technology. The air cavity reduces water friction by reducing the wet surface area of the hull. This enables electric boats with long range and high speed.
Video of towing tank test
Compatible with standard propulsion systems
The energy efficient technology allows smaller, lighter and cheaper propulsion systems. Pascal’s AirHull integrates elegantly with commercial off-the-shelf propulsion systems. Our system is compatible with full-electric, hybrid, diesel and future proof for hydrogen. Contact us for more details on driveline energy system.
Examples of different propulsion systems
Pascal’s advanced ride control system ensures that vessels have best-in-class energy efficiency and seakeeping abilities.
Ride control system
Numerous onboard sensors collect operational data from the vessels. We use machine learning to continuously improve control algorithms in the ride control system. Through over-the-air software upgrades, we can improve the vessel’s performance over time. The onboard dashboard provides instant information about the vessel, and through the online dashboard you can access real time and historical data.
International patented technology
Our unique hull solution is a combination of a catamaran and monohull, gaining the stability and deck space of a catamaran and the hull volume of a monohull. The air cavity provides the seakeeping and efficiency of a hovercraft. The technology is patented internationally and we have several patents pending.