The concept of high-speed foiling craft is not a new invention. For decades, passenger ferries and patrol craft have utilised these protrusions in order to achieve a higher speed and a generally more comfortable ride, but this technology remains to be introduced in the world of motor yachts on a grander scale. The Moscow design studio Skripnik Design has recently revealed their version of what such a luxury superyacht could look like with the new 37-metre concept named Rocket.
At full speed, Rocket will reach between 50 and 60 knots of boat speed, with the lift associated with these speeds reducing the vessel’s drag to a mere 1.7 metres. Drag is significantly reduced and so too the exposed hull surface to the sea which will make for a smoother ride.
Several hydraulic solutions are designed to transform Rocket from race mode to lifestyle mode. The flybridge is covered with a glass panel that can be raised when the deck is in use, or lowered to create a smooth and flush surface when at high speeds. Additionally, the swim platform neatly disappears when underway and gently slides out to reveal a big bathing area when at anchor.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA