The development of a unique, experimental, 26 foot, Motor Rescue Boat for the United States Coast Guard is described. The design incorporates a stepped planing hull forward with a hydrofoil supporting the stern while underway. A 250 horsepower, water-jet propulsion system powers the boat to a design speed of 22 knots. This paper provides a brief history of the concept's development and describes the design, construction, and limited testing of a prototype craft.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Jones, E L
    • Fontneau, P B
    • Buote, W
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM