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Old 28 August 2010, 12:54   #1
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Does anyone know what this beastie is?

Seen at Cowes yacht haven today.

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Old 28 August 2010, 13:19   #2
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A Navatek I believe it's called
http://www.navatekltd.com/ares.html
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Old 28 August 2010, 13:25   #3
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wow that's quite something, a hydrofoil but unlike anything I've seen before. Would love to see it running...
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Old 28 August 2010, 14:10   #4
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Workds like a really good suspension system and the guy in the UK wanted to market to Safari operators etc - with the amount of impact injuries the industry see's i can see the merit - but wary of cost recovery but seems to work quite well.

Im still waiting for the day that one of the rib manufacturer's designs a suspension deck or passenger / helm area on shock absorbers and also with a compressed neoprene / impact cushion floor type thing....... might be easier and cheaper??
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Old 28 August 2010, 14:20   #5
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I remeber seeing one of these at Mr TIlley's workshop .... a real monster and as usual a very fine set of tubes on it!
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Old 28 August 2010, 15:28   #6
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Yep, its a link up between Navatek and Ice Marine (who do the Blade Runner...). Nice boat!
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The suspention deck is not far away! I may be testing one in the near future ......
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Mmm.... Ive gone a bit knobbly kneed
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Old 28 August 2010, 17:04   #9
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Seen at Cowes yacht haven today.

Nick.
Thats a big set of deolfins............
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