Powered hydrofoil board

  • US 9,586,659 B2
  • Filed: 03/08/2016
  • Issued: 03/07/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/10/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A passively stable, weight-shift controlled personal hydrofoil watercraft, comprising:

  • a flotation device that has a fore-aft length greater than a lateral width, the flotation device having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein a user can be disposed on the top surface of the flotation device in a prone, kneeling, or standing position, the flotation device having a forward section, a middle section, and a rear section;

    a strut having a upper end and a lower end, the upper end fixedly interconnected with the flotation device between the middle section and the rear section of the flotation device;

    a hydrofoil fixedly interconnected with the lower end of the strut, the hydrofoil having no movable surface;

    a propulsion system for propelling the watercraft in a body of water, wherein the propulsion system is connected to the hydrofoil; and

    the watercraft having no movable steering system.

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