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Old 09 May 2010, 12:49   #1
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Hysucat 8 m?

Have had a good day at the Ribex today and had a couple of trips out on this rib. Very impressed, cut through the water very well. But we don't know anything about them. Has anyone had recent experience with them?
Single or twin engine?
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Old 09 May 2010, 15:31   #2
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You mean this one?

http://www.hysucraft.com/ProjectDetail/8mRIB.aspx

To the best of my knowledge? Development work being done at the University of Stelenbosh in South Africa.
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Old 10 May 2010, 05:02   #3
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hysucat 6.5

I have been offered a 5 year old 6.5 m.

There seems to be very little information on these boats.

Does anyone know anything about the older models
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If you search the archives here you'll find a lot of posts by Charles dating back a few years. He doesn't post any more (and managed to delete the pictures from a lot of his messages which was a shame), but had the first 6.5m Hysucat in the UK which he was very pleased with. It certainly coped very well with the short chop that is typical in the Solent.

He later traded up to an 8m, which as far as I remember was a trimaran without hydrofoils, which wasn't so successful - I don't know if that's the same as the current 8m offering from Watermarque.
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Hysucat 6.5

they are being made in Manchester by watermarque marine.

Really nice guys and very helpful.

info@watermarquemarine.co.uk speak to `Ray
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Quite enjoyed the vid embedded in one of the above posts

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Quite enjoyed the vid embedded in one of the above posts
Was he lost, d'ya think?
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Was he lost, d'ya think?
Hehe.. what price to show off ..mate.. I dont care... those motors sure had a nice hum to them
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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.
www.hysucraft.com is run by Prof. KG Hoppe who developed and patented the HYSUCAT technology at Stellenbosch University.
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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.
Hysucraft - Evolution Evolved. - Official Website - Designers & Developers of Hydrofoil Assisted Craft.Home is run by Prof. KG Hoppe who developed and patented the HYSUCAT technology at Stellenbosch University.
Almost correct, the average speed in both directions was 73 knots and not 73mph ....... that would make it 84mph or 135kmph. This is one of the demonstrators we had at 2012 Powerboat and RIB Show in Portsmouth, but a damaged counter rotating surface piercing prop on one engine put it out of action.

Not a full racing setup. Standard 200 Mercury engines, but fitted with shorter shafts, bulletnose gearbox, low level water pickups and surface piercing props. The engines on this boat was still to deep in the water. With a proper jackplate this rig would easily make 80knots.

The designed and built by Malan Conradie. Prof Hoppe is a scientist and as such has never designed or built a complete boat. He is the go-to man for the hydrofoil design. The pictures on his website is exactly that ... pictures of boats that other people have designed and built.

.... and Watermarque Marine is a very bad memory.
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