Environmental

Going green - a comparison of Thrust-Cushion Vehicles vs. diesel-powered foil-assisted catamarans pdf icon

 

TCV - no damaging wake

wake

 

OTHER ADVANTAGES

SMOOTH
    Cuts through wave tops, minimal buoyancy change or drag

MANOUVERABLE & STABLE
    Banks through (coordinated) turns

ECO-SENSITIVE
    Low to no-emissions
    Low underwater noise
    No/Low wake

AMPHIBIOUS
    Like a hovercraft it can go on land & ice – but much more efficiently, with long range
    Allows dry loading capability

STRAIGHTFORWARD STRUCTURE
    Most of hulls are constant section, lowering build cost – concept and new fan patented

benefits