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Old 01-18-2011, 05:51 PM
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Are there any high performance boats that run on "skis" as in a hydrofoil? Once on top of the water it should run quite well in many types of water conditions due to the hull being suspended. The main problem I see with hydrofoils is water depth for docking unless they are retractable.

To me an ideal boat would have a similar drive to that of a locomotive. Diesel engine for generating electricity to power 1 or 2 electric engines. I know the diesels weight is always a factor in boats but with a diesel/electric hybrid the diesel could be placed anywhere.
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Greetings,

I am a college student that has been given the opportunity to work on a design project. The idea is to combine what we enjoy about fast, beautiful racing boats with a sense of luxury for personal enjoyment. Being that this is a purely conceptual idea I was hoping I could get some insight on what things I could focus on to help further back my story of my design. If you would be so kind, don't hesitate to mention even the simplest thoughts, due to my very small background on the topic. Im interested in ideal sizes, propulsion system, hull shapes and etc. Of course as well as how we can improve the "green" aspects of it, and possibly how to make them quieter. Thanks in advanced for your help.

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Did someone say QUIETER? We like it LOUD.

But anyway, nice idea and go check out Magnum Marine. Luxury mixed with performance.
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Did someone say QUIETER? We like it LOUD.

But anyway, nice idea and go check out Magnum Marine. Luxury mixed with performance.
That seems to be the issue, if you are going to spend money on it, your not going to pay even more to make it less fun. Sigh
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52 Outerlimits, Twin FPT 560's, ASD 8's + 85 MPH and pure luxury.
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Did someone say QUIETER? We like it LOUD.

But anyway, nice idea and go check out Magnum Marine. Luxury mixed with performance.
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I did some sketches just to get myself familiar with drawing these beasts. These aren't based on any certain manufacturer, company or class of boat just yet. Hope you enjoy. Thanks everyone for the valuable input!

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I noticed a lot of different boat manufactures use different engines. Is there any specific brands/types performance boats in the 45-50' range use? I am trying to put together a benchmark of the different options the can have and explore the different types of propulsion.

1. Whats most efficient?
2. Whats most common?
3. Whats currently becoming a trend/explored?

Also what is the gas mileage "ballpark" for these based on the type and tank size?
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those sketches are bad azz, nice work!
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Amazed that it took 24 posts before someone mentioned the King of this category.....MAGNUM MARINE.

They have been years ahead of everyone else, in this big boat luxury and speed category, running diesels with surface drives.
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gonna hafta be a big diesel boat for sure if you want (reasonable) speed and luxery, the best of both worlds and in the 45 to 50 foot range. As far a greening it up thats a tough bill to fill on large performance boats, along with focusing on greening up the function you might green up the build process as well. There are more environmentally friendly methods these days, infusion and maybe some eco friendly resins are a start. In the build process you'll need to be as efficient as possible and have very little waste. Epoxy systems are also very eco friendly when compared to any ester system.


quick search found this but i will look into it further.
http://www.castingabout.co.uk/www.ca...co-Resins.html
Thanks! This is very helpful when it comes to the construction aspects of the boat. Is there any new materials or modern construction methods currently being used in the market? I.e kevlar,carbon fiber, or polymers? Especial in the light weight/green category?
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