Looking for that sure fire way to get from your superyacht parked on the Mediterranean to your ski house in the Alps?

Lisa Airplanes believes it may have the solution. The all-composite Akoyalight sport aircraft sports a retractable landing gear with skis for snow and ice landings and unique hydrofoil landing gearthat bear a striking resemblance to shark fins for water landings.

The products has found itself in a solid position despite the global economic downturn, due to high net-worth individuals not being largely affectede nough to slow luxury purchases, says Benoît Senellart, marketing and communication manager for Lisa.

Senellart adds that Lisa had a fruitful show, with as many as 10new potential customers identified. Lisa will invite these prospective Akoyabuyers to the company's Chambery, France facility for comprehensive briefings on the aircraft.

Lisa Airplanes is pressing forward with French and US certification, with first delivery less than a year away in the first quarter of 2010.

The aircraft, which accommodates two passengers with a range of up to 1,300km (700nm), was unveiled at EBACE in 2007, and can be folded up for easy storage aboard a yacht.

The company says that first deliveries in 2010 will be to customers in France, Russia and South Africa.

Source: Flight Daily News