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RI-based Startup Looking to Revolutionize Sea Travel

A Rhode Island-based startup company is developing new electric “flying boats” that could make traveling between coastal communities a whole lot faster.

REGENT, which stands for “Regional Electric Ground Effect Nautical Transport,” is creating a line of prototype “seagliders” that operate exclusively over water.

Seagliders, according to REGENT, are 100% battery operated and travel through harbors on their wave-tolerant hydrofoils. Once the seaglider clears crowded waterways, it lifts off from its foils to its wings and flies at aircraft speeds.

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