Get ready for a stylish and quick coastal trip.
Boston-based startup REGENT is developing a zero-emission, high-speed coastal transport vehicle, the Sea Glider. Up to 50 passengers can travel within 180 mph at a maximum speed of 180 mph. The company expects the flagship vehicle to transport travelers in 2025.
REGENT was founded by two MIT graduates, Billy Thalheimer and Mike Klinker, who have extensive experience in aircraft design.
“Our mission is to significantly reduce the cost and headaches of regional transportation between coastal cities,” the website says. “Our vehicle, called a sea glider, is a ground-effect aircraft that operates a few meters above the surface of the water and combines the high speed of an airplane with the low operating costs of a boat.”