Malolo is an innovative water vehicle that uses a tuned flapping foil for propulsion.

Flapping foil propulsion, which we are calling the Lighthill Drive, has the potential to be more efficient than a propeller, and delivers a higher thrust coefficient over a greater range of speeds than a propeller can. 

Malolo Swims

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Key Advantages

  • High efficiency

  • Higher thrust coefficient over a wider range of speeds

  • Quiet and covert

  • Less marine damage

  • No cavitation


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The Malolo craft is designed as a proof point for flapping foil propulsion. There are numerous further applications for this technology, from small outboard motors, to efficient systems for moving fluid to marine propulsion.

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