Foil assistance reduces catamaran’s fuel bills

'Sea Flight' cruises at speeds in excess of 30 knots 'Sea Flight' cruises at speeds in excess of 30 knots
Industry Database

Two transverse hydrofoils mounted between the hulls of a new passenger catamaran are said by its builder to ‘substantially reduce drag’.

Sea Flight is a custom 40’ x 14’ welded aluminum foil-assisted catamaran designed and built by US Shipbuilder Metal Shark to USCG Subchapter “T” standards and configured to carry up to 33 passengers.

Designed by Jutson Marine Design, the vessel features a highly efficient foil-assisted catamaran hull delivering unsurpassed performance, economy, and ride comfort. Specially engineered forward and aft transverse hydrofoils elevate the hull at planing speeds to substantially reduce drag, resulting in significantly increased performance and fuel economy with modest power requirements.

Powered by twin 440-horsepower Yanmar 6LY440 diesel engines coupled to Hamilton HJ292 water jets via ZF Marine 280-1 transmissions, Sea Flight cruises at speeds in excess of 30 knots, and boasts a top speed of 40+ knots.

The second Jutson-designed vessel of its type to be built by Metal Shark, Sea Flight’s layout has been optimized to accommodate a range of Pure Florida’s eco tours, dolphin watching cruises, and offshore fishing trips while offering a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable passenger experience.

By Jake Frith

Latest Press Releases

Latest Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited arrive in Nigeria

The latest additions to the modern and diverse fleet operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Servic... Read more

Damen partners with Maris to consider seaweed solution

Consortium weighs viability of harvesting, preprocessing and transportation of Sargassum Read more

Damen hosts keel-laying celebration for Hanson’s Marine Aggregate Dredger

On 3rd October, Damen Shipyards Galati hosted a celebration marking the keel-laying of a Damen Marin... Read more

Close Collaboration Between Strathclyde University and Datum Electronics To Propel New Condition Monitoring Technology

We are pleased to announce a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Strathclyde University, a... Read more

Albwardy Damen wins Shipyard of the Year Award at the 16th Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East

Albwardy Damen has been presented with the Shipyard of the Year Award at a glittering ceremony that ... Read more

Damen signs with Port Authority of Jamaica for Utility Vessel 3911

On 21st August, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) f... Read more

View all