Jean:“The Daytona is completely different. The GT is amazing because we never imagined achieving so much performance with an aluminium mast and fuselage. The base of the GT is the same as a beginner hydrofoil, we just changed the front wing. It’s what makes it so impressive and I use it a lot. It does have limits though. Now that we have the Capa, it was necessary to have a more efficient hydrofoil in the line. The Daytona is the perfect answer, with performance and stability at your service.”
How versatile is the Daytona?
Jean: “Contrary to what many people might think, the Daytona is super easy to use. We know that you can have all the performance in the world, but if it’s not stable you’ll crash all the time. The only reason it’s not suitable for beginners is because of the incredible acceleration that happens immediately. If it wasn’t for this point, the Daytona would be the best for beginners too. This surprised me when I tested the first proto. I felt safe, secure and in control at all times, letting my body speak to the power of the Daytona.”
How has Jerome Bonieux brought his vision for the Daytona to life?
Jean:“Jerome is so cool. He’s a good friend and a very good engineer. His strength is that he spends the same time on the water as he does behind his computer. I don’t know how he does it all, with two kids as well! Like with the Click Bar, he made no compromises with the Daytona. He listens to everybody and tries to understand each feeling. Hydrofoil development is so complex and the Duotone team found the perfect guy to head up the Daytona project. Finally you can see the results for yourself.”
Who will enjoy the Daytona?
Jean:“Everybody who’s dreamt of riding a performance hydrofoil will enjoy the Daytona. You can increase the distance, take a trip to a foreign country if you want, because you can now go faster at crazy angles effortlessly. Besides performance, it’s a really beautiful product and the finish is perfect. You’ll be rushing to get on the water.”
Ariane: “Everyone who loves foiling at speed with total control and has an eye for state of the art beauty.“