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this thing was parked at the marina down the street from my house.. marina manager told me to come on down.

53', 8000lbs. Carbon Fiber infused with nanotubes. You heard me.





made the news

^^Watch the turn it makes at -51sec
 

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wtf......thats straight up stealth looking....8000lbs is hella light for that size of a boat..what engines?
 

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Engines are TBD but they're edging towards hybrid of some sort to complete the unmanned drone/can stay out for weeks concept.
 

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wtf......thats straight up stealth looking....8000lbs is hella light for that size of a boat..what engines?
No S! The pair of diesels normally in a boat that size (if it's a cruiser) could weigh that much.

Even some decent bigblock Mercs would be 2k for the pair?

Sure looks sick though!
 

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I forgot to mention it had a gyro stabilizer onboard which supposedly eliminates all body roll.

:thud:

Never heard of such technology.
 

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I forgot to mention it had a gyro stabilizer onboard which supposedly eliminates all body roll.

:thud:

Never heard of such technology.
That's very interesting. . . I mean it's great for something like a cruise ship where stability is paramount, but it would greatly inhibit performance.

Maybe it's a slow speed vessel despite the looks?

I mean, imagine riding a motorcycle, or even a bicycle and not being able to lean in the turns. This is the same principle for all V-hull boats, it's a mandatory exercise for stability.

Very trick stuff, probably a lot going on that they aren't speaking of.

(gyro stabilizers are commonly used in motion picture cameras for stabilization on remote booms and what not)
 

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you're so lucky you got to see something like this - amazing machine, hard to call it just a boat!
 

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That's very interesting. . . I mean it's great for something like a cruise ship where stability is paramount, but it would greatly inhibit performance.

Maybe it's a slow speed vessel despite the looks?

I mean, imagine riding a motorcycle, or even a bicycle and not being able to lean in the turns. This is the same principle for all V-hull boats, it's a mandatory exercise for stability.

Very trick stuff, probably a lot going on that they aren't speaking of.

(gyro stabilizers are commonly used in motion picture cameras for stabilization on remote booms and what not)
Yeah I know about cameras but I have to assume it wouldn't interfere with high speed maneuvering or maybe they can turn it off/on at speed. Probably to give a steady base to launch missles from...duh.

gyro company
 

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get one for outside the house...do it...you wont...
 

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I forgot to mention it had a gyro stabilizer onboard which supposedly eliminates all body roll.

:thud:

Never heard of such technology.

Quite a few of the navy attack ships have these now...

They are MONSTERS
 

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they CIA is now tapped into all of our computers... hide the porn
 

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thats an awesome boat.
 

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Coolest boat I have ever seen
 
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