11 October 2023
The Enata Group has unveiled details of Vatoz, a new 10-metre foiling yacht based on Enata’s original Foiler chassis.
Vatoz, which means “stingray” in Turkish, is the result of a fresh collaboration between UAE-based manufacturing group Enata and the award-winning yacht designer Timur Bozca.
The new vessel is currently set to a limited production of eight units.
“The beautiful new design is based on Enata’s current 10-metre Foiler, sharing all of its advantages and technology,” says Alois Vieujot, director of Enata. “This is the perfect example of the kind of collaborations we make on our proven foiling platform, granting new players access to all our technology.”
Vatoz’s sleek design blends function and form in a style befitting the new generation of yachts. The exterior lines have been designed to emphasise its muscular presence on the water while being engineered to manipulate the airflow around the cabin efficiently.
“Every design feature of the project serves a purpose,” says designer Timur Bozca.
“The main idea behind the Vatoz is to maximise dynamics inspired by the stingray. Beneath the clean surfaces and curved lines lies an aerodynamic masterpiece. Distinctive lines draw your eye across the front and out to the prominent wings.”
The side wings are designed to provide easy access to the front area while also preventing the waves from reaching the cabin and offering storage space for sea toys such as surfboards. Tinted windows offer a sculptural impact from afar, amplifying the striking form of the carbon fibre hull.
“Foiling brings another dimension to the yachting experience,” says Bozca. “The Foiler’s experience and comfort is the dream the yacht industry is trying to achieve. It is the perfect extension of elegance, tranquillity, and a vision of the future, which is represented in our designs.”
The vessel will use Enata’s efficient Foiler technology, which enables the boat to fly 1.5 metres above the water, along with the proprietary Wingman management system. The yacht is expected to achieve a maximum speed of 40 knots in foiling mode.
“The Foiler has a minimal impact on the environment regarding fuel consumption, wake and noise,” adds Vieujot. “Vatoz means stingray, which was the inspiration behind this beautiful design and a tribute to the endangered marine life we need to protect.”
The interior of Vatoz continues the design theme from the exterior. A stylish cabin is filled with natural light, with windows and a skylight. The interior combines stylish sportiness with modern luxury.
“We are in talks with several companies, vessels, designers, and yacht manufacturers aiming to capitalise on Enata’s industry-leading expertise in the foiling sector,” says Vieujot.
“Working with Timur Bozca is a pleasure, and the outcome speaks for itself. This collaboration has opened Enata’s doors to the world for future collaborations.”