The SeaKite is a unique catamaran in the world. It is the first to run on wind, sun and sea energy. Its ambition is to revolutionise mobility at sea by using kites to propel ships and electric propulsion produced solely by renewable energy.
Discover the ship in video
Relive the first tests of the catamaran Le SeaKite carried out on the Bay of Arcachon at the beginning of November 2022 with SeaKite wings of 25 and 50m². The wings are steered via an automated system composed of two KiteBoxes installed at the front of the vessel.
Beyond the Sea has created the SeaKite automated kite-pulling system, which is used on board the catamaran Le SeaKite. This system reduces the fossil fuel consumption of ships by an average of 20% and their greenhouse gas emissions by the same amount.
Yves Parlier, founder and president of Beyond the Sea and skipper of the SeaKite
Charlie Drouillard, SeaKite crew member and technician
Armand Torre, kite designer
Patrice Tay, SeaKite boat captain
Corto Yerlès, head of the Beyond the Sea design office and crew member on board the SeaKite
Yahia Hadj Said, head of Beyond the Sea's mechatronics department and SeaKite crew member
Paco Géraud, preparation technician and sailor on board the SeaKite
Julien Vigier, technical trainer and crew member on board the SeaKite
Tanguy Léau, automatic engineer and crew member on board the SeaKite
Antoine Brillouet, embedded systems engineer and crew member on board the SeaKite
The Seakite Odyssey
The SeaKite was launched at the end of 2022 under the greatest media attention. This winter 2022/2023, it will carry out its first tests on the Basin.
The vessel will be christened on 22 April 2023 during the Arcachon boat show by its godmother Isabelle Autissier and in the presence of numerous personalities. Once all its innovative systems have been tested and put to the test, the SeaKite will set sail at the end of May 2023 for the Wind for Goods trade show, where it will be one of the major attractions.
The SeaKite, towed by its kites, will then travel all over Europe to meet the actors of the maritime world as well as at the start of major sporting events: Grand Pavois (September 2023), Olympic Games in Marseille (July 2024), America’s Cup in Barcelona (October 2024), Vendée Globe (November 2024)…
In 2025, it will carry out a double transatlantic race powered by kites, which will receive considerable media coverage.