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Kiteboating or kite boating is the act of using a kite as a power source to propel a boat (Motorboat or sailboat). The activity occurs in lakes and in open seas. Records of ocean crossing have been made. Placing turbines in the boat's hull lets the kite power generate electricity on board.[1] Kite boating was originally created in New Zealand


  • Chul
  • US Patent 6003457 Boat powered by means of a kite via a hinged arm by Pierre Chatelain. Filed:April 1, 1998.


  • Benjamin Franklin
  • KiteTug
  • KiteShip
  • Dave Culp
  • Anne Quemere
  • TU Delft
  • KitVes

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