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Julia Larikova
November 28, 2017

The Moscow-based designer Yuriy Skripnik introduced a new take on the old idea of hydrofoils spread in commercial shipbuilding: a 37-meter motor yacht concept Rocket with wing-like foils mounted under the hull. The structure allows her to reach a top speed of 60 knots.

As the boat gains speed, the hydrofoils lift her hull up and out of the water, visibly reducing the wetted area, which results in decreased drag and increased speed.

The flybridge features a glass panel that can be raised when the deck is in use or lowered for improved aerodynamics while cruising at high speed. The swimming platform can be pulled inside the hull when Rocket is underway. A 30% of the yacht's surface is covered with solar panels to reduce generator usage.

The first commercial craft based on hydrofoil technology was built in 1952 by the Swiss company Supramar. Since then it has been widely used on passenger ferried and patrol craft, yet never before in the yachting industry.

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