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BENTLEY Yachts Ekranoplan Designs

The Fastest Superyachts in the World!

     Imagine having lunch in Sardinia and dinner in St. Tropez in the same day ! What about hoping from Palm Beach to a deserted beach in the Bahamas for a swim and come back in the same day? Or, better yet. Explore the wild life and nature of Alaska during the winter gliding over the frozen ice! - BENTLEY Yachts Engineering Team and some of the best naval architects in the world just made it possible for you, by bringing the most advanced military marine technology ever developed: The Ekranoplan Series of Wing in Ground Effect Yachts!

    Because your time is Precious...Cruise in between your favorite port destinations at speeds up to 200 + Knots in total comfort in any Sea State with a fuel consumption far better than any Yacht.


    Presenting: Gemini


192' (58m) BENTLEY Yachts    Gemini
Ultra Fast  Superyacht Ekranoplan

Yacht Concept & Interior: John F. Rodrigues
Designed by: CHDB / BENTLEY Yachts International Design and Engineering Team
Delivery: 24 months
$75,000,000 (US)
Construction: Advanced Composites, BENTLEY Marine Aluminum and Titanium Alloys
Engines: Twin aeroderivative BENTLEY Marine Turbines for take-off and single BENTLEY Marine Turboprop for cruising
Fuel Type: Diesel or Jet Fuel

Cruising speed - 350 km/h
Range - 1500 km
Cruising flight height - 1 to 4 m
Seaworthiness:
in flight - no limitations;
when landing - up to 1.5 m (3% occurrence);
when taking off - up to 1.5 m (3% occurrence)
Take off weight - up to 140 t
Length overall - 58.1 m
Breadth overall - 31.5 m
Height overall - 16.0 m
Hullborne draft - 1.4 m
Fuel stock - 20 - 40t
Cargo capacity - 20 t   

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BENTLEY MARINE 15,000HP Turbine with contra-rotating propellers

    The phenomenal BENTLEY Yachts  Gemini is a  technology masterpiece that once airborne is capable of cruising at sustained high speeds over 200 Knots, regardless of the sea state conditions in total comfort, making seasickness a thing of the past!

    Equipped with a hydraulic ski to assist take-off procedure and reduce landing speed, the yacht is powered by a pair of special marine gas turbines used only during  take-off and a single aft turboprop engine for extremely economical cruising, making the Gemini the fastest and most economical yacht of its size in the world, burning less fuel than a comparable sized conventional Superyacht at 12 knots.

    The Gemini Ekranoplan is built to high military standards and equipped with a state-of-the-art   aerospace derived navigation system and an advanced collision avoidance system that enables it to "jump" over a ship in it's path.

    The custom yacht-like interior is finished with the finest fabrics, woods and decor. The custom interior layout incorporates a master suite and three to four staterooms. The heads are finished   with lightweight honeycomb mounted marble countertops with shower and also a Jacuzzi in the master.  This is not an airplane, but a "Flying Yacht" so you do not have any of the layout restrictions found in an airplane.

    Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Gemini is its ability to fly right into a remote deserted beach or island at low speeds allowing for the dry desembarkment of the owners and guests. The entire nose tilts open for easy deployment of two large off-road vehicles (bring your Hummer), cars or whatever toys you want. A transom garage holds one large tender, which is deployed by a ramp, so on the way back, all you have to do is speed up the tender to jump right into the garage. Have fun guys!    


Forward view of the 192' (58m) BENTLEY Yachts   Gemini cruising at 220 knots

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    Presenting: The unbelivable Aries


244' (74m) BENTLEY Yachts    Aries (Immediately available - brand new!)
Ultra Fast  Superyacht Ekranoplan

Yacht Concept & Interior: John F. Rodrigues
Designed by: CHDB / BENTLEY Yachts International Design and Engineering Team
Delivery: 24 months
$95,000,000 (US)
Construction: Advanced Composites, BENTLEY Marine Aluminum and Titanium Alloys
Engines: Eight aeroderivative BENTLEY Marine Turbines for take-off. Only two or four turbines are used for cruising depending on load.
Fuel Type: Diesel or Jet Fuel

Cruising speed - 450-500 km/h (250 Knots)
Range - 4000 km
Cruising flight height - 1 to 4 m
Sightseeing flight height - 100-300 m
Seaworthiness:
in flight - no limitations;
when landing - up to 3.5 m (3% occurrence);
when taking off - up to 2.5 m (3% occurrence)
Take off weight - up to 400 t
Length overall - 73.8 m
Breadth overall - 44.0 m
Height overall - 19.2 m
Hullborne draft - 2.5 m
Fuel stock - 80-120 t
Cargo capacity - 40 t   

    Aries, the Fastest Yacht in the World, was designed for those looking for more speed and a longer intercontinental range with a full beam and three deck configuration. Although the interior is customized to our client's needs, expect a main salon with plenty of natural light, five or more staterooms, a formal dining room, a large galley, crew's quarters, laundry, etc.

    High on the tail stabilizer (about 12m) lays a cozzy "Top of the Seas" bar offering spetacular 180 panoramic ocean views.

    The unique transom garage fits two large custom jet tenders and jet skis, which are conveniently deployed by a ramp into the water.  There is also an upper garage designed to fit up to two large cars or SUV's.

    The extremely wide and long  structure of these Ekranoplans made them extremely comfortable at rest, with almost no roll and pitch motions. A feature any yachtsman will definitely appreciate.

    For a more comprehensive overview of Ekranoplans, please go to the page:

The Future of Yachting: Wing in Ground Effect Yachts!

    Introducing: Islander


40' (12m) BENTLEY Yachts  Islander gliding over ice
Ultra Fast  Mini-Yacht Ekranoplan

Yacht Concept & Interior: John F. Rodrigues
Designed by: CHDB / BENTLEY Yachts International Design and Engineering Team
Delivery: 12 months
$1,500,000 (US)
Construction: Advanced Composites, BENTLEY Marine Aluminum and Titanium Alloys
Engines: Twin aeroderivative BENTLEY Marine Air Cooled engines with fixed pitch props
Fuel Type: High Octane Gas or AvGas

No. of passengers - 8
Crew - 1 or 2
Cruising speed - 113 knots
Max. Speed - 130 Knots
Range - 800 km
Cruising flight height - 1 to 2 m
Seaworthiness:
in flight - no limitations;
when landing - up to 1 m (3% occurrence);
when taking off - up to 1 m (3% occurrence)
Take off weight - up to 1 t
Length overall - 12 m
Breadth overall - 8 m
Height overall - 4 m
Hullborne draft - 0.5 m
Cargo capacity - 1 ton

    BENTLEY YACHTS Islander is the ultimate fun yacht! It accommodates 8 to 9 guests in either plush electric leather seats or, in a combination of seats and two sofas which can be converted into a queen bed. It also features a mini-bar, a small galley and an exquisite day head with shower, marble countertop with rich French faucets and burl  wood cabinetry, just like you find in our large yachts!

    It's the perfect yacht to explore remote beaches and go fast with extreme comfort - no bouncing here! It allows you and your guests to cover several destinations in one day and arrive to shore with dry feet.

    It's superior self-stabilizing aerodynamic configuration enables any person to fly it safe with minimum training.

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