BMW just revealed an electric hydrofoil boat with unique onboard soundtrack

Built by BMW and Tyde, THE ICON is a beautiful hydrofoil boat with lavish interior and an amazing soundtrack composed by none other than Hans Zimmer.

by | Published on 18th May 2023

BMW teamed up with Tyde, a yacht design company, to build a hydrofoil boat that looks like a supercar on water.

It’s called THE ICON and it’s actually powered by the same batteries you’d find under the hood of a BMW i3.

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THE ICON is a hydrofoil, which means it can lift itself from the water as its speed increases.

It’s powered by two electric engines, delivering 260 horsepower in total, giving it a top speed of 30 knots – equivalent to around 55 km/h on land.

In terms of range, THE ICON can travel up to 60 miles (100 km) on a charge.

These aren’t exactly record-breaking stats, but then again this boat isn’t designed for speed and power – it’s designed as a work of art and a toy for the mega rich.

Design-wise, the inspiration came from Japanese origami.

It has a pointy ‘nose’ and a larger section at the back.

Speaking of which, the stern is characterized by two key features: a vertical structure that looks like a car spoiler, and a sizable aft deck.

Each section of the exterior is adorned with LED lights to make it shine at night, and the result is outstanding.

The interior is gorgeous, just like the cabin of a supercar or a luxury sedan.

It follows the same color theme as the exterior, with ocean blue upholstery and gold-tone accents.

In the cabin, you’ll find rotating armchairs, plush sofas and soft suede carpeting.

You also get a 32-inch ‘infotainment’ touchscreen display with 6k resolution.

But the best part about it is the noise.

A while ago, BMW partnered up with Oscar-winning score composer Hans Zimmer to create custom soundtracks for its cars.

The partnership extends to other BMW’s vehicles as well, including this boat.

As you sail along, the boat produces notes composed by Hans Zimmer himself.

Now that’s pretty neat.



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