The Air Step 2 is an evolution and an improvement on the first generation, based on customer experience and Beneteau's in-house research and development.
The basic principle remains the same: a V step with lateral chines for perfect grip when turning.
The step creates an "air cushion" under the hull which reduces drag thus providing better performance and a significant cushioning during passage through choppy waters.
The Air Step 2 in Figures:
- 3 x more air under the underwater portion of the hull thanks to the air inlets placed directly under the hull
- 1.5 knots fast than the GT 44 (same load)
- 1,500 lbs more aboard and still the same performance. This means more equipment and more comfort for the same performance.
- IPS Compatibility has been endorsed with more than 300 hours of testing in all weather and sea conditions