Hyfoil Design & Consultuing

ABOUT US

History

Founded in 2013 under the name HYSUCAT USA, HYFOIL Marine has been based in the dynamic state of New York since its inception. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the use of state-of-the-art materials and technologies for crafting vessels that meet the highest industry standards.
 
At HYFOIL, we ensure that our vessels are USCG compliant with CFR for US Marine Manufacturers and NMMA certified, adhering to the rigorous American Boats & Yacht Council standards. Our boats are meticulously constructed by ABYC certified technicians and master marine technicians, guaranteeing quality and reliability.
 
With a diverse design team comprised of marine engineers and naval architects from around the world, HYFOIL Marine proudly holds exclusive global cooperative agreements with the trailblazer in foil-supported catamaran technology, Professor Dr.-Ing. Gunter Hoppe. Choose HYFOIL Marine for a combination of cutting-edge technology, industry compliance, and international expertise.

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Who We Are

MICHAEL QUAGLIO, the co-founder and president of HYFOIL Marine, has been immersed in the world of sailboats since his early years, sparking a fervor for comprehending hydrodynamics and optimizing boat speed. As a seasoned USCG 50 Ton Master Captain, two-time world champion sailor, and certified ABYC Master Marine technician, Mike's expertise spans various facets of the marine industry.
 
His journey with foil-assisted catamaran technology began when he acquired a prototype imported from South Africa, marking the inception of HYFOIL's innovative approach in the United States. Leveraging computational fluid dynamics technologies and collaborating closely with the original designers, Mike has positioned HYFOIL Marine as a trailblazer.
 
What sets HYFOIL Marine apart is its unique offering – interchangeable sets of foils coupled with modular deck layouts, meticulously designed with recreational, adventure, and commercial boat owners in mind. Mike's commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and design ensures that HYFOIL Marine delivers a diverse range of high-performance vessels tailored to meet the varied needs of boat enthusiasts worldwide.

 

KYRA GOLDSMITH , co-founder, and general manager of HYFOIL Marine, boasts a unique background that seamlessly blends finance, technology, and a profound connection to the maritime world. Growing up on the water, Kyra dedicated her formative years to studying waves and perfecting the art of navigating efficiently through aquatic environments.  She spent her early career specializing in finance, AI and has managed and partnered in many high caliber projects for large corporations and technology startups.
 
Kyra's expertise extends beyond the boardroom, and she is not only a maritime enthusiast but also a world champion sailor. Her hands-on experience trimming sails, an art that involves skillfully altering the shape of airfoils, make her an invaluable asset to HYFOIL Marine. Her innate understanding of sail shape in relation to the dynamics of a boat cutting through the water grants her unparalleled insights.  Kyra's perspective and dedication help ensure that HYFOIL's vessels are not only technologically advanced but also attuned to the nuances of the open water.

 

PROF. Dr.-Ing GUNTER HOPPE , the pioneering force behind hydrofoil assist technology, is renowned for his groundbreaking contributions to naval architecture. Having earned his Diplom Ing. Degree and Doctor Ing. Degree from the Technische Universität in Berlin, Prof. Hoppe is a distinguished specialist in dynamic ship stability, high-speed craft model tests, towing tank testing, propeller design (including contra-rotating props), and information modeling.
 
His illustrious career includes serving as a professor and senior lecturer at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Stellenbosch, S.A., where he imparted knowledge in Fluid Mechanics, general Mechanical Engineering and Marine Engineering.
 
Prof. Hoppe's visionary insights have played a pivotal role in shaping the evolution of hydrofoil technology. As the founder of this revolutionary technology, he has been an integral collaborator with HYFOIL Marine, contributing to the development of a new breed of groundbreaking boats. His expertise continues to drive innovation in the marine industry, ensuring that HYFOIL remains at the forefront of cutting-edge advancements in naval architecture.

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