True. Watermark bought the old tooling. There is a new 8M Hysucat out there. The one in the video is one set up with twin 200hp engines that achieved 73 mph in the chop that you see. Driver was Malan Conradie and co-pilot was Mark Hoppe, son of Prof. KG Hoppe who was also on hand at Struisbai, South Africa for the Sea Trial, who took the video.
I own a HYSUCAT and have an 8M as well which I am going to restore. They are amazing boats. Once you get one, you will never go back to deep vee monohulls.
This boat is not recommended to have 200hp engines installed. The boat was set up as a demo for marine police in Dubai.
The same boat with twin 115hp Yamaha's were set up in Hong Kong and achieved close to 60mph. Very impressive results.
is run by Prof. KG Hoppe who developed and patented the HYSUCAT technology at Stellenbosch University.