that were built by so many “amateurs” in the early 1900s, the successful craft gave their inventors an amazing experience when they did skim ... Our subject in this book is marine vessels that are able to travel at high speed.
Author: Liang Yun
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
High Performance Marine Vessels (HPMVs) range from the Fast Ferries to the latest high speed Navy Craft, including competition power boats and hydroplanes, hydrofoils, hovercraft, catamarans and other multi-hull craft. High Performance Marine Vessels covers the main concepts of HPMVs and discusses historical background, design features, services that have been successful and not so successful, and some sample data of the range of HPMVs to date. Included is a comparison of all HPMVs craft and the differences between them and descriptions of performance (hydrodynamics and aerodynamics). Readers will find a comprehensive overview of the design, development and building of HPMVs.