Made in the USA
This 100ft long catamaran looks like something out of the War of the Worlds.
Its engine pods are hinged to the back of the hulls to keep the propulsion system submerged even if the stern of one or both hulls lift out of the water when crossing waves.
The 50 feet wide craft is powered by twin diesel engines and her inflatable hulls were built by Arcata’s Wing Inflatables at Anacortes, north of Seattle in the US where she has undergone sea trials.
Invented by US designer Jim Antrim, from a concept created by Ugo Conti of Marina Advanced Research, the craft’s flexible hulls are coupled to a “cabin” between and above the hulls, thereby allowing the hulls to independently follow the surface of the water.