“What we get with the hydrofoil is silence, when we separate from the surface we lose that shock wave and then when we connect it to an electric drive that is inherently quiet and clean and there is no gasoline smoke, it seemed to me the ideal combinationHe told HRT. The maximum speed that this surfboard can reach is up to 30 kilometers per hour. It is powered by a remote control, and the electric motor is powered by a battery that lasts from 45 to 60 minutes. All parts are produced in Croatia, more precisely in a workshop in Split, and assembling and disassembling the board is very simple. More information on Plurato Sailfin boards can be found HERE. “Hardware development is a more complex and long-term process than software development because it requires a lot more research work. We started developing the electric surfboard, which is based on hydrofoil technology, almost three years ago, but we managed to make the first prototype within just a few months. We did the first tests in the middle of summer 2017, and we collected very important data through test drives, which were useful for our development and improvements.”, Notes Mijač. “As far as we know, there are only a few similar startup projects in the world because it is an innovation. The average estimated price of such a board is around 10.000 euros, and we will try to position ourselves on the market with a slightly lower price because we managed to optimize the production process. Thanks to previous projects and some improvements, we believe that this price could be sustainable”, Emphasizes the director of Plurato, Nino Mijač, for novac.hr. Only a few companies in the world are developing this type of surfboard, so the only question is who will launch the most functional board first. Very interesting and unique products such as this surfboard, certainly greatly contribute to Croatian entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as the tourist offer. Photo: Facebook / Plurato Sailfin The novelty that comes to us from Split this time is surfing on electricity. Namely, these are electric surfboards that will be available on the market this summer. A group of masters from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split designed and made surfboards that operate on the principle of hydrofoils and electric motors called Plurato Sailfin. Development Director Miljenko Polić followed the technology of hydrofoils for a long time and decided to combine these two technologies into one, unique surfing experience.