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    Fluids Efficiency and Innovation Lab

CAPONNETTO HUEBER is a consulting company and a scientific laboratory dedicated to innovation and “efficient design” solutions,
specialized in fluid dynamics and energy efficiency
for the nautical and maritime industries.

info@caponnetto-hueber.com | +34 963 224 224

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  • • Development of products and prototypes for mobility and clean technology startups
  • • Development of highly efficient disruptive solutions in the field of fluid dynamics and energy
  • • Creation and extraction of sustainable energy

CH-Efficient Design

  • • Flying boats and hydrofoils
  • • High performance / high efficiency yachts and vessels
  • • Alternative or optimized propulsion (wind propulsion, high performance propellers, waterjets)

CH- Fluid Dynamics

  • • Numerical simulations (CFD) for all type of yachts and vessels
  • • Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics
  • • Design, performance optimization and analysis of yachts and propulsion systems

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    Official Unveiling of
    Racebird Powerboat



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Francis Hueber (FRA) General Manager

Mario Caponnetto (ITA) Technical Director

Mario Caponnetto and Francis Hueber have been pioneers in the development and use of numerical simulations codes and methodologies (CFD) in the nautical industry and in particular in the context of the America’s Cup where they set up the first Numerical Towing Tank in 2006 for Luna Rossa Challenge.
They have participated in the last 5 consecutive America’s Cup and have won 2 editions with Oracle Team USA (2010 and 2013) as hydrodynamics and aerodynamic
designers and responsible of the Numerical Simulations (CFD).
Pioneers in flying boat AC72, the first flying yacht winner of the America’s Cup ( 2013). Caponnetto Hueber developed the aero package (pod, endplate, beams) which became the standard din flying catamarans (AC50 for the 34 America’s Cup, which became later the SailGP F50 design) They developed the first fully foiling 0-emission water taxi for SeaBubbles and have several ongoing projects to decarbonize the nautical and maritime industries

After 12 years of collaboration, they created the company CAPONNETTO HUEBER SL in January 2017 to bring the technology, the creativity and the know-how developed at the highest level of the Yachting competition to the industries

7 engineers (ESP, FRA, ITA, POR)
Naval Engineers
Aeronautical Engineers



Concept design, foil design and CFD responsible for Luna Rossa Challenge AC75 (36th America’s Cup – winner of the Prada Cup, Challenger series)

Concept design, hydrodynamics design, foil design and CFD responsible for Persico Marine Fly 40

Foil design, hydrodynamics design and CFD for E1-series/ Victory Marine Racebird


Development of a disruptive and innovative wind propulsion and energy generation system to create a 0- emission ship (in patent process)

Concept design, foil design, propulsion design and CFD responsible for the hydrogen flying vessel developed for the French startup Seabubbles


Foil concept, design and flight control for the innovative electrical flying taxi boat for the French company Seabubbles


Foil design for Land Rover BAR (35th America’s Cup) (Caponnetto)
Opening of Caponnetto Hueber office in Valencia, Spain


Concept, CFD and aerodynamic design of the Oracle catamaran platform: Integration of the wing to the beams, pod and endplates (34th America’s Cup Winner) (Caponnetto and Hueber)


Concept, CFD and aerodynamic design of the BMW Oracle Wing Sail (33rd America’s Cup Winner) (Caponnetto Hueber)


First extensive use of RANS in the design of an IACC yacht for Luna Rossa Challenge (32nd America’s Cup) (Caponnetto Hueber)


First RANS analysis of a surface piercing propellers. Ventilation and cavitation modelling (Caponnetto)


First seakeeping analysis of planing hull using Rans (Caponnetto)


First calm water analysis of planing hull using Rans (Caponnetto)


Genetic Algorithm for optimum propellers design for Rolla Propellers (Caponnetto)


CFD & Design of “Il Moro di Venezia” IACC yacht ( 28th AC, LV Cup Winner) (Caponnetto)

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