The promotional video for Kormaran’s K7 watercraft looks like it’s been pulled straight from a Bond movie complete with scenic destinations, dramatic music and of course a really, really sweet ride. Whether you love the Bond lifestyle or not, you can’t help but love the incredibly versatile K7 which has the functions of a catamaran, trimaran, monohull, or even a hydrofoil.
The 23 foot speedboat can actually transform its shape and pilot settings thanks to a set of electronically activated hydraulic-arms, which, when drawn inward, the outrigger hulls fold into a monohull watercraft. Deploying the arms partially lets the body stands above the water surface, acting as dual hulls of a catamaran watercraft. Deploying them completely allows the body to be submerged, effectively becoming the third hull of a trimaran watercraft. A set of fold-out hydrofoils enables the lifting of the body further above the water in monohull mode, creating a smooth experience that reduces water resistance by up to 80 and consumes less fuel.
The K7’s body is made from carbon fiber, its hydraulic arms are made from titanium and stainless steel and its plush interior features soft leather. The hull and deck surfaces are covered in veneers of black-jointed teak wood. At dusk, an intelligent lighting system navigates the pilot through dark conditions, while red LEDs + aquamarine strip lighting create the ideal lighting to view the ocean at night. The K7’s 493 horsepower ‘triple-jet-drive’ gives it a top speed of 45 mph (70 km/h).