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BENTLEY MARINE Surface Effect Aircraft

SEA - The most efficient & versatile multi-purpose amphibian aircraft in the World!

   
    Introducing: BENTLEY Marine PM4 & PM30 SEA

    After shaking the world with revolutionary Superyachts that can glide over the ocean at record breaking speeds of up to 250 knots, BENTLEY YACHTS once more brings the ultimate military aerospace technology into an exciting new craft that combine the benefits of a conventional aircraft and the many advantages of Wing-in-Ground-Effect Ships or Ekranoplans – The SEA - Surface Effect Aircraft.

    The fantastic SEA promises to be the Ultimate Toy for top executives that need a Private Business Jet to serve their intense business agenda and would like to be able to escape with their families to secluded destinations where conventional aircraft cannot operate, such as a private island without an air strip, a lake front residence, or even a ski cabin in the middle of the winter, if there is a flat long snow or ice path nearby.

   Today, even the most expensive Business Jets are restricted to take-off and land in executive or regular air strips, which most of the time are still miles away from the point of departure or the destination, thus forcing busy corporate executives to commute in traffic before reaching their aircraft or the final destination. The matter gets worse when there is water, snow or ice on the way. There are no amphibian Business Jets on the market nor Jets that can carry more weight and have extended range than other comparable sized aircraft and that can double as a private yacht on the weekend.

    Now, imagine if you could have an aircraft that could operate not only from airports, but as well as from water or even ice and could have extended range and extra weight capability when operating in wing-in-ground-effect. The result is the exclusive BENTLEY MARINE SEA.

     Ekranoplans, such as the giant 192ft BENTLEY YACHTS Gemini, due to the wing-in-ground-effect phenomena, are able to carry twice the weight of a conventional aircraft with much better efficiency and yet operate in amphibious mode, making them very unique in their capabilities to operate faster than any other motoryacht and to serve destinations impossible to conventional yachts, such as shallow water and frozen ice. Nevertheless, they are too large to operate as a private business craft and cannot fly into airports as they are designed to operate only very close to the surface.

    The BENTLEY MARINE SEAs are custom built in two versions, one with take-off weight of up to 4 tons called the PM-4 and another with take-off weight of 30 tons, the PM-30. With a Superyacht like décor, they offer more comfort than any comparable sized business jet, cost less to built and a fraction to operate, because they burn much less fuel than conventional aircraft when flying in wing-in-ground-effect.

    The extraordinary PM-4 flies at speeds of 240km/h near the screen effect and has maximum speed of 310km/h over the screen with a range of up to 4,350 km which translates in a flight endurance from 11 hours to up to 18 hours in economy mode.

    The larger PM-30 can carry up to 54 passengers in the standard commercial configuration or as few as 15 to 20 with the ultra spacious Superyacht interior and fly at a maximum speed of 450km/h with a range of 5,000 km in economy mode.

    The crafts are built to military quality standards at selected aerospace facilities in Europe and the USA using special high strength marine aluminum alloys and composites and equipped with a blend of the most advanced avionics and latest marine navigation equipment.

    Now busy corporate executives can finally bring their bathing suits and snow skis to their next business trip, as they can go from the office straight into their favorite beach, lake, island or, ski cabin. BENTLEY MARINE SEAs are a dream come true!

  Specifications:

 BM-PM4

Maximum Take-Off Weight: 4,000Kg (4 tons)

Passengers + Crew Total: up to 10 persons

Payload:
Maximum / with fuel: 1000 Kg / 500 Kg
Minimum / with maximum fuel: 700 Kg / 800 Kg

Flight Altitudes: 0.6 m - 4,000 m

Cruising speed:
Near Screen Effect (0.6 -1 m): 240 km/h
Over the Screen Effect (1.5 - 4,000 m): 260 km/h

Maximum Speed: 310 Km/h

Range:
With maximum payload: 2600 Km
With maximum fuel: 4350 Km

Cruising flight height - 1 to 4 m
Basin: Either Sea (marine, bay, etc.) or Land (Airport)

Flight Endurance: 11 - 18 hours depending on load and fuel limitations above.

Seaworthiness:
In flight - no limitations;
When landing - up to 0.8 m (3% occurrence)
When taking off - up to 0.8 m (3% occurrence)

Amphibious Capability: Beaching onto unprepared shore w/ 10% slope.

Dimensions:
Length: 10.4 m
Wingspan: 11.7 m

Propulsion: Two BENTLEY MARINE Turbines S-20

Fuel Consumption: 42 kg/hr

Delivery: 18 months

Price: $ 15 Million USD
   

 BM-PM30

Maximum Take-Off Weight: 30,000Kg (30 tons)

Passengers + Crew Total: up to 54 persons

Payload:
Maximum / with fuel: 7000 Kg / 5000 Kg
Minimum / with maximum fuel: 6000 Kg / 6000 Kg

Flight Altitudes: 0.6 m - 4,000 m

Cruising speed:
Near Screen Effect (0.6 -1 m): 390 km/h
Over the Screen Effect (1.5 - 4,000 m): 420 km/h

Maximum Speed: 450 Km/h

Range:
With maximum payload: 3900 Km
With maximum fuel: 5000 Km

Cruising flight height - 1 to 4 m
Basin: Either Sea (marine, bay, etc.) or Land (Airport)

Flight Endurance: 11 - 13 hours depending on load and fuel limitations above.

Seaworthiness:
In flight - no limitations;
When landing - up to 2.5 m (3% occurrence);
When taking off - up to 2.5 m (3% occurrence)

Amphibious Capability: Beaching onto unprepared shore w/ 10% slope.

Dimensions:
Length: 22 m
Wingspan: 22.5 m

Propulsion: Two BENTLEY MARINE Turbines of 2,500HP each

Fuel Consumption: 450 kg/hr

Delivery: 24 months

Price: $ 35 Million USD

 

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