The author, representing Helmut Kock & Associates, describes the design of his company's hydrofoil craft and proposes that they be used in the San Francisco Bay area and environs to provide highly- versatile, cost-efficient, comfortable and high-speed marine transportation. The craft designs utilize a patented Semisubmerged Foil System that combines the best features of both submerged and surface-piercing foil systems. Different sizes of the vessel provide for transporting from 22 passengers to 300 passengers. The economics, environmental aspects and safety features of the hydrofoils are reviewed. Commutation times are estimated and sample schedules for several routes in the area are shown. Monthly passenger volume, distance traveled, operational hours, fuel consumption, fuel costs and income are estimated for one sample route, East Bay to San Francisco. One of the appendices to the presentation is a reprint of the 1987 "Fast Ferry Directory" feature published in the magazine High-Speed Surface Craft.

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  • Pagination: 25p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM