Those who like it, have described it as the Coolest Boat on the water.
Others have suggested the design belongs inside a comic book its lines more reminiscent of a Caped Crusaders Batmobile.
But this boat is very real and her radical hull design could become the superyacht of the future as more and more owners and designers seek the low running cost superyacht.
As it stands at the moment The M80 Stiletto is a prototype naval ship manufactured by M Ship Company in San Diego. She serves as an operational experiment for the Pentagon’s Office of Force Transformation.
It is an example of the next generation of military vessels that combines new materials (carbon fibre) with a networked architecture and a breakthrough hull design.
The Super stealthy boat is now under the command of the Department of Defence and has participated in Trident Warrior joint-force exercises as well as tests conducted by the U.S. Navy SEALs off the California coast.
Although not intended to become operational, the Stiletto has been deployed to Colombia to help fight the U.S. war on drugs and made a high-speed, shallow-water drug interdiction that resulted in the capture of over 800 kilos. of cocaine.
The Stiletto is a radical new hull platform that was developed for high-speed military missions in the shallow water areas. No other hull compares to its speed, ride quality, payload capability and unmanned vehicle support.
The twin M shaped hull vessel, is 26.8 metres in length with a 12 metre beam, providing a rectangular deck area equivalent to a conventional displacement superyacht 50 metre in length. The vessel’s draught fully loaded is just under 1 metre and is designed for speeds of 50-60 knots.