The G4 is a 40ft foiling catamaran, the latest version of which features a fully automated foil control system designed to make foiling accessible to crews with all levels of experience

Automated systems keep the G4 foiling safely – perfect for the less inexperienced sailor looking for some foiling fun. All photos: Jasper van Staveren / DNA

The G4 has had an interesting start in life. The first G4 was sold by Gunboat, and the bright orange Timbalero III made a very public debut at Les Voiles de St Barth in 2015, when she spectacularly capsized.

But Timbalero III also caught plenty of people’s eyes for her radically different sailing experience. One of them was Larry Page, CEO and founder of Google, and a fully paid-up member of the San Francisco Bay foiling kitesurfing community, which sees some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech billionaires take to the waters around Alcatraz every Thursday

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