Thursday, July 7, 2011

Radical Boat Design

The Proteus is an experimental watercraft, using Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel technology developed by Ugo Conti's Marine Advanced Research. 

Similar in design to a catamaran, it uses a twin hull design and no keel. Unlike most catamarans however, the superstructure is not rigidly attached to the hulls. The ship uses titanium shock absorbers to travel with the waves in the ocean, rather than through them. This method should theoretically allow the ship to move faster through the water while burning less fuel