Hysucat technology: planing is fun but foiling is electric

Getting boats to fly above the water surface is simple in theory, but tricky in practice and has challenged designers for over a century. Starting from 1980s some huge advances was made in this direction. Not just for fun or sports, but to gain some day to day functional advantages and enhanced efficiency. The new foiling technology once invented for military usage in 1980 found its way in service boating and RIB tenders used for varied purposes. Since the creation of RIB boats in early 1970s development concentrated on enhancing power capability and materials used. Hard hull slamming, instability and increasing fuel consumption were considered as unbeatable side-effects for long time. Until in the beginning of 1980s when two men in the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa enhanced RIB technology with catamaran hulls and foils. This may sound easy but in reality combining these elements demanded years of try-and-test with dozens pages’ data analysis and engineering searches. Why so

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