AIR has partnered with The International SeaKeepers Society to ensure its eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) models are available for use as auxiliary equipment to extend yachters’ reach and access points beyond yacht capabilities.
SeaKeepers is expected to play a significant role in expanding and enabling AIR’s vision, the mass adoption of personal air vehicles, by focusing on the unique market of the yachting community.
Incorporating the AIR ONE on yachting expeditions simplifies near-shore commutes on and off the yacht by eliminating the need to carry aviation fuel and a variety of spare parts, removing the obstacle of requiring a professional pilot, and allowing for charging using onboard generators.
“As AIR enters the next stages of growth, we are excited to deliver the value of personal electric flight to additional industries and communities,” said Rani Plaut, CEO and co-founder of AIR. “In addition to helping improve yacht logistics, this partnership enables yachters to add an extra layer of sky-high adventure to sea excursions and is a significant step in our mission to advance air mobility adoption around the world.”
“The eVTOL is a natural addition to yachting missions,” added Jay Wade, Chairman of SeaKeepers. “AIR ONE specifically is a no-brainer for yachters looking for an environmentally friendly, easy-to-integrate flight option to elevate their yacht experience, literally and figuratively.”
AIR ONE is a sporty, all-electric two-seater eVTOL offering a practical range on a single charge at speeds up to 155 miles per hour (250 km/h). The vehicle allows owners to take off and land on any flat surface with a 250kg payload, including a yacht deck. AIR ONE’s collapsible wings and compact size make it a viable option for a considerable portion of the yachting community.