The Boeing JETFOIL is the world's most advanced commercial hydrofoil. With fully submerged foils, automatic stabilization, and waterjet propulsion, it will cruise at 45 knots in heavy seas with a ride unmatched by any other high-speed marine vehicle. In production in Renton, Wash., the first JETFOIL will be launched in the spring and undergo extensive tests and service simulations in the Puget Sound/Pacific Ocean areas. Scheduled commercial passenger services should commence in October 1974 in Hawaii and in Hong Kong. Important technical features are discussed and construction progress shown.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Shultz, W W
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-308
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1978 12:00AM