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#570408 - 03/09/18 02:07 AM Foiler Boats  
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#570410 - 03/09/18 01:03 PM Re: Foiler Boats [Re: Jack T]  
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Well that looks like the perfect solution to a problem that has not yet been identified.

Superyacht?????? I don't think so. This looks like something that an uber rich guy would buy, seeking to impress his friends while they stand by snickering at him for his failed attempt to impress them.

But then, what the heck do I know.


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#570416 - 03/10/18 10:28 AM Re: Foiler Boats [Re: Jack T]  
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Pretty cool boat. Not what i was expecting


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#570417 - 03/10/18 02:47 PM Re: Foiler Boats [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
Well that looks like the perfect solution to a problem that has not yet been identified.

Superyacht?????? I don't think so.


Beg to differ on this point GFC. The problem is the cost of fuel. Faster speeds using less fuel as the hull is lifted out of the water. A modern day hydrofoil. The foils have been used on racing sailing yachts for quite a few years. Only a matter of time before super yachts incorporate them into their designs.


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#570419 - 03/10/18 09:10 PM Re: Foiler Boats [Re: Jack T]  
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Mark, if you and I are really talking about superyachts, not the "superyacht" they showed in the video, I think we're a loooooooong time from anything happening on that size boat. I can't imagine how much power it would take to lift a true superyacht out of the water. I just spent a few minutes looking around the internet to try to find out the weight of a 200' superyacht. The listings I looked at showed just about every spec except displacement.

But as soon as I make a statement like the one above some sheik in Dubai will get a wild hair up his camel's [censored] and he'll have one built. He'll need half the money in Dubai to built it and the other half to operate it..


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#570462 - 03/14/18 09:25 AM Re: Foiler Boats [Re: Jack T]  
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