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New Travel Flying Boat - REGENT

  REGENT's Seaglider                                                 Source:  REGENT Seaglider Combo Plane & Boat for Coastal Commutes It's being called the next generation of coastal transportation.  A flying electric boat or ferry, capable of carrying 12 passengers, is currently being tested in the waters of Tampa Bay Florida.  It is the invention of Boston aerospace startup REGENT, founded by two MIT aerospace engineers.  This vehicle is six times faster than a water ferry and is one-half the cost of a regular plane.  The Mayor of nearby St. Peterburg calls it "more energy efficient, more climate friendly and less stressful" than current forms of travel. WIGs The Seaglider is potentially disruptive technology. The vehicle is categorized as a WIG or Wing in Ground Effect craft.  WIGs glide over the water using ground effect, which is the aerodynamic interaction between the moving wing and the surface below.  It achieves higher speeds and uses less energy than tr