How do the foils differ from older, slower, unstable technology?
The FOILS are an exclusive patented, inherently stable, supercavitating, system with over 40 years of testing and development. They are self-clearing foils (will not trap debris or rope), inherently control pitch, yaw, roll, and height off water, and are easy to operate. The boat does not need to be flown. Throttle and steering is all that is required.
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PERSONAL WATERCRAFT High-Speed Pleasure Craft
GOVERNMENTS AND CITIES Worldwide Military Applications
Navy, Coast Guard, Homeland Security Patrol Boats, Fast Attack Craft, Interceptors
CASINOS Atlantic City Casinos, Connecticut Casinos, Bahamas Casinos
DEVELOPERS Resort Developers of Remote Locations
FIRE, RESCUE & POLICE Harbor Patrol, Fire Boats, Fast Rescue Craft, Various Coast Guards
DRUG INTERDICTION AGENCIES Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Various Coast Guards and Police
INDUSTRIAL MARKETS United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx
Domestic & International Mail Carriers, Perishable goods transported from S. America that currently has to be flown, Island chain Supply. Fruits, Veggies.
OIL & OIL SERVICE INDUSTRIES Chevron/Texaco, Exxon/Mobil
Halliburton Inc., Slumberger Inc.,
MARINE HARVESTERS International Algae Harvesters
Various Pharmaceutical Suppliers
FISHERIES Domestic & International Fisheries
CORPORATE TRANSPORTATION High-End, Fast-Marine, Corporate
FISHING & DIVING GROUPS Commercial Diving Operations
Recreational Fishing & Diving Industry
Hydrofoils Incorporated has achieved an industry-wide milestone with an improved design of our “Inherently Stable” lightweight hydrofoil that cruises safely at speeds from sixty to well over one hundred knots. This new technology incorporates significant improvements in all other existing marine transportation.
Current hydrofoils are essentially boats with foils placed on the bottom to raise the hull out of the water, reducing resistance and thus increasing the speed of the vessel. The appearance of these foils is almost an afterthought, similar to trying to get a dump truck airborne simply by attaching wings.Our patented, proprietary vessels are designed from the ground up, using lightweight materials and complex hydrodynamic and aerodynamic principles that only Hydrofoils Incorporated has advanced for many years. Speed, safety, stability, reliability, and efficiency are our main advantages.
We provide a stable marine transportation platform with reduced pitch, yaw, roll, heave, sway, and surge (at dock or at speeds) while producing almost no wake. Our hydrofoils fly like airplanes, only using small “water-foils” instead of “air-foils” to lift the hull clear of the waves. Take-off, up to speed cruising, and slow to stop can all be done within a few boat lengths.
The front foil system is shock-mounted, providing wave dampening suspension to the cabin. The engines are mounted outboard, airplane style, to provide a modular, simple drive train change if servicing is required. The entire engine, gearbox, shaft, propeller, and fuel tank ride on a pivoted beam and can be quickly removed and replaced
In response to this unrelenting quest for speed and safety, Hydrofoils Incorporated was formed in Rumson, New Jersey in 1972 primarily as a research and development company for the design, manufacture and testing of advanced high-speed marine vehicles that would exhibit “built-in” self-stabilizing sea keeping performance while traveling at extreme speeds. This research and unique prototype development has generated a great deal of interest within the industry. In 1974 Ken produced and demonstrated (by invitation) the first hydrofoil to exceed 100 mph for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineer (SNAME) at the Advanced Ships Conference in San Diego, California. This design is still currently the world’s fastest hydrofoil having exceeded 130 MPH in 1976. His developmental progress has been published in industry journals and periodicals worldwide and Ken is considered the world’s foremost authority on the supercavitating hydrofoil design. Ken is thoroughly committed to bring safety, control, and reliability to extremely high performance advanced marine vehicles and provide a stable platform to enjoy the water at any speed. These vehicles truly address and correct the deficiencies found in all other high-speed watercraft.
Ken is now a distinguished engineer with a degree in industrial design, and has a prominent history of producing high technology products for market using the most advanced systems available. His many years of precision machine tool and capital equipment development and production for companies like Motorola, IBM, Harris, Pratt and Whitney, Bendix, Smith and Wesson, and NASA allow him to remain on the cutting edge of the highest design and manufacturing technologies available. Ken has numerous “Design Originals” including the first miniature resuscitator used in space shuttles; the first Doppler radar speed-measuring device; the first chemical alcohol-measuring device (Breathalyzer) and the first hydrofoil ever to exceed 100 mph. His work is published worldwide and includes an engineering “Best Paper Award,” an “Outstanding Achievement Award,” and two “Six Sigma Quality and Engineering Awards”.
Ken Cook is a distinguished engineer with a degree in industrial design, and a prominent history of producing high technology products for market using the most advanced systems available. His many years of precision machine tool and capital equipment development and production for companies like Motorola, IBM, Harris, Pratt and Whitney, Bendix, Smith and Wesson, and NASA allow him to remain on the cutting edge of the highest design and manufacturing technologies available. Ken has numerous “Design Originals” including the first miniature resuscitator used in space shuttles; the first Doppler radar speed-measuring device; the first chemical alcohol-measuring device (Breathalyzer), the first cell phone, and the first hydrofoil ever to exceed 100 mph. His work is published worldwide and includes an engineering “Best Paper Award,” an “Outstanding Achievement Award,” and two “Six Sigma Quality and Engineering Awards”. Ken also holds many US Patents.
High-speed (40 to 130+ mph) water surface craft experience high vibration and instability as the sea state and speed increases. Enormous increases in energy use and dissipation are experienced in surface craft that are designed to displace upward as they encounter waves.
This is the case with most surface craft, since they are designed to do just that. Water, although soft and compliant at low speed, is hard and non-compressible at high speed. Therefore, a wave at 10 knots is displaced whereas a wave at 100 knots is difficult to displace.
Travel over a surface at high speed requires an entirely different mechanism than traveling over that same surface at slow speed. While traveling on water in a high velocity vehicle, the characteristics of a sea state can therefore appear to change to one resembling a hilly desert or rocky terrain, which will rapidly destroy an un-cushioned or non-suspended vehicle.
Our craft is not displaced when meeting the sea, as are other lower technology vehicles. Our vessels cut through the waves with the minimum displacement required to advance on course, provide a safe, smooth, comfortable ride and dramatically increase speeds.
12-passengers plus 2 crew with a top speed of 130 knots at full military power. This twin marine turbine powered boat is lightweight and American Bureau of Yacht certified and MCA compliant. These vessels can be quickly reconfigured as defense, pleasure, freight, or an ambulance type vehicle at various capacities. Draft is less than 1.5 ft fully loaded, running and less than 1.5 ft fully loaded, static (foils folded). The boat is operational with foils in open or folded mode. Foils are normally retracted while approaching the dock or shore. Depth as indicated on the chart will pose no problems for these “Shallow Water” boats. A finished, running 50-foot boat is approximately 3 million with an estimated delivery of 8 months ARO (After Receipt Of Order).
These boats are similar to a typical commuter airplane of like size (Foker, Saab, Gulfstream, etc.) Features such as: electronics, avionics, decor and interior design can vary depending on specific requests and can affect the cost. Interiors include an aircraft type restroom, luggage compartments and, due to the decreased trip time, a mini galley.
Due to the design and nature of hydrofoils, the ride is very stable and smooth, like gliding across the water. Your commuter speed is almost like that of a small aircraft. No special licences are required for an adult to operate this vessel.
These are very LOW MAINTENANCE VEHICLES.
Hydrofoils have the highest safety record of all forms of transportation. The foils are swept back, designed to ride over objects.
Custom Contact Information
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View Video of some prior testing, R&D, our 16' Hydrofoil speed record boat running (Record still stands since 1976), New Prototype of 50' coming soon
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