Speedboats are nothing new, but what about one powered purely by the wind? Meet the SP80. This futuristic sailboat was designed to reach a top speed of 80 knots (92 mph), which would shatter the world sailing speed record.
Syroco’s Moonshot 1 speedcraft is essentially a kite-powered sailing craft designed to break records. Led by French kiteboarder Alex Caizergues, the goal for Syroco is to beat the Vestas Sailrocket 2’s 2012 record set at 65.45 knots (121.21 kilometers per hour) over 500 meters in Walvis Bay, Namibia.