Design challenges, in which the
requirements are different from the common , and for what the ideas must comply
There are some examples of
different boats, designed and -some- built in order to meet practical or
logistic requisites, and that
pushed the design activity
beyond the usual. Some of them is still a sketch, some other has been
built and navigates the sea .
"I would like a boat
the looks like a dolphin".
"I want the biggest
planing boat, fast with a 40 hp". Thanks to an accurate hydrodinamic
study, supported by CFD analysis,
"W2W", has been built and
tested. The challenge has been won, the 8 m x 3 fiberglass open boat achieved
almost 30 knots
with a 40 / 70 yamaha outboard
with a stock aluminum propeller.
The challenge has been repeated
further in a still bigger boat: "X1", built in fiberglass, is a 8.5 x 3.20 m
open , based on W2W hull.
The prototype achieved 26 knots
with a 40/60 hp Mercury.
Powercat 10 is a well know
boat, but when the project design started, there was no other vessel with same
Concept "W0rc" ,
fully developed, designed as a 3d printable model for self-righting tests.
Akes 700 "Max": first
and important requirements, the max beam 2 meters, in order to find place in the
swiss port of Geneva.
Powered by a single 115 hp 4
stroke outboard, the boat is 7 m long , weights 1200 kg, built in aluminum, and
achieves 32 knots.
26 feet cabin, aluminum,
designed for a customer that wanted an outboard closed "nordic" boat.