Designing a Solar Boat Wing

The purpose of a boat wing is to reduce drag, which increases the boat’s speed and range. Compared to conventional boats at high speeds, a wing boat can reduce drag by up to 70% at 8 m/s. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Solar Boat Team previously focused on parts necessary for an operational boat, but this year we took on the challenge of developing the first-ever wing design for our solar boat project.