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Palm Beach Power Boats

All Yachts & Boats Shown By Appointment Only
West Palm Beach
FL
33401
United States

Fax:  561 514-0911

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2014 Hydrofoil 100kt, 12 Passenger, Private Yacht or Tender

US$3,000,000

Palm Beach,FL,United States

Foils Extended Draft running 12
Foils Extended 2 Beam 24'
Foils Retracted Beam 12'9
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We hold Hydrofoil speed record 130+MPH since 1976 shown above
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Description/Condition

New Building in Palm Beach FL Just Acquired!

  • Hydrofoils Inc. is scheduling building slots and sea-trials for the 50T, 75T and the 250 passenger 150 foot 150T. Please call to schedule.
  • Can be a tender and MCA Compliant or any other class required
  • 12 Passenger plus 2 crew or other type configuration
  • She is capable of 100 MPH.
  • Price will vary depending on upgrades of interior finish or other use configurations requested.
  • Ask about our 75' and also the 150' version which can be configured as a high speed passenger ferry, container vessel, high speed supply, a private yacht, etc. Use your imagination.
  • Hydrofoils are considered the safest form of transportation. Helicopters are considered the most dangerous.
  • She is designed with lifting rings to store on deck, the heli-port, on a ramp, etc..  
  • Due to the light weight factors of composits and turbines, she weighs less than a 31 Jupiter with twin 250's.
  • As a tender for new build SuperYachts, ask your builder to consult with us for a high tech fit.
  • Think of this as a jet on the water where the wings are foils.
  • Understanding fluid dynamics, the foils create lift while the wings create down force. This creates an inherently safe stable ride which does not need any complicated stabilizing or blow over safety systems. As she reaches higher speeds, this "balanced (foil lift and wing down force) system" is so stable, it's like shes riding on smooth rails. 
  • Great for island hopping, site seeing, commuting, etc.. Think of the possibilities!
  • Guaranteed you'll be the only one on the block with one for quite a long time.
  • Call for Spec Boat Pricing



Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Composite 
Hull Shape FoldableEngine Make Turbine 
Engine Model Turning a propLength Overall 50 ft 
Number of Engines 2    

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Palm Beach Power Boats

All Yachts & Boats Shown By Appointment Only
West Palm Beach
FL
33401
United States

Fax:  561 514-0911

Overview

 

  • MCA Compliant 12 Passanger plus 2 crew.
  • She has a top speed of 130+ MPH. Full Military Power top speed is classified. Price will vary depending on upgrades of interior finish or other use configurations requested.
  • We have plans to build a 75' and a 150' The 150'  has a 250 passanger capasity as a high speed ferry. She can also be configured as a container vessel, supply or private yacht.
  • Hydrofoils are considered the safest form of transportation. Helicopters are considered the most dangerous.
  • This SuperYacht tender is designed with lifting rings. It can be stored on the heli-port or ask your SuperYacht manufacturer to consult with us to meet your needs for other options. 
  • She weighs less than a 31 Jupiter CC with twin 250's.
  • As a tender for new build SuperYachts, pull onboard and store through the rear garage.
  • Think of this as a jet on the water where the wings are foils.
  • The hull foils create down force and the hydrofoils create up force. As she reaches higher speeds, the ride becomes as if she's riding on smooth rails. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

 

What do you mean by the terms Subcavitating and Supercavitating?
These are terms used to describe speeds roughly below (sub) and above (super) 60 mph respectively, as well as the properties of the foils.

 

Is it safe?
The patented inherently stable design keeps the boat “locked in” and prevents kiting and blow-overs. These boats have fully awash floatation with the doors open, and exceed all USCG Requirements. Our designs are also much safer than other boats because engines, fuel, a/c units, batteries, and their associated noise, heat, and safety concerns are located outside the main hull (aircraft style) in interchangeable engine modules. Hydrofoils have the highest safety record of all forms of transportation. This includes train, plane, auto, and boat. Hydrofoil ferries currently operate in fourteen major countries, travel millions of miles per year and have less than .01 % of the deaths of all other transportation systems.

 

What happens if one of the foils strikes an object in the water traveling at speed?
The advanced, fully suspended, (aft swept) patented foils ride over immovable objects like a tire over a bump.

 

Can the Hydrofoil be used when the seas are rough?
Yes. In fact our Hydrofoils operate better in rough seas than monohulls or catamarans since they don't displace water like other marine vehicles that cause significant passenger discomfort in rough seas.

 

What about maintenance?
Our vessels are very low maintenance.
Engine maintenance: oil & filter change per engine manufacturer
Hull maintenance: water wash down with normal maintenance & housekeeping

 

Where are the vessels built?
Hydrofoils Incorporated manufacturers all of our vessels in the United States.

 


 

 

 

 

 

What engines are used?
The 50T

Applications

Chose the applications that fit your need or make one up, we'll be glad to assist. 

 

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT High-Speed Pleasure Craft
Yacht Tenders

 

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
Transportation

 

 

FISHING & DIVING GROUPS Commercial Diving Operations
Recreational Fishing & Diving Industry

 

 

PROMOTIONAL USE

Technology

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

Background

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”.

Designer

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.

Breakthrough

High-speed (40 to 200 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.



Dimensions

Max Draft: 1.5 feet

Overview

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 2 million with an estimated delivery of 8 months ARO (After Receipt Of Order).

Note

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.

Operation

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.

Maintenance

These are very LOW MAINTENANCE VEHICLES.

Safety

Hydrofoils have the highest safety record of all forms of transportation. The foils are swept back, designed to ride over objects. 

Custom Contact Information

Call Bill Colleran direct USA cell 1-561-723-2000   GMT -5

or email billcolleran@hotmail.com

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.