High Speed Superyacht with 100+ Knot Potential


In what could turn out to be a real game changer for the future of high speed superyachts, Hydrofoils Incorporated, an American based 60-year innovator in high-speed marine design and technology, has successfully completed testing of a 1/8 scale version of their latest project.

Said to be comfortable, safe and fuel efficient, Interceptor will be powered by twin 1800hp gas turbine/electric hybrid engines built by Turbine Marine Incorporated, a worldwide leader in turbine power and applications.

This combination will, it is claimed, provide a total of 3600hp for cruising speeds in excess of 100 knots, and up to 400hp of eco-friendly electronic drive for silent harbour manoeuvring.

Compared to other high-performance marine vehicles using existing technology, Interceptor provides a much more stable ride and is 20-30% more fuel efficient. The main cabin rides above the water and is not subject to wave impact and drag, thus producing a minimal wake.

As a result she is very environmentally friendly and does not upset wetlands and shorelines with tons of displaced water.

The double-hulled construction will float fully awash with all hatches open and exceeds all United States Coast Guard safety requirements.

Additionally, she is said to be much safer than existing marine designs as the engines, fuel, A/C units, batteries and associated noise, heat and safety concerns are located outside the main hull.

She can be ABS, DNV or HSC certified and can be configured as a pleasure craft, defence, rescue/interdiction or commuter vehicle with various payloads and capacities.