DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH SPEED RESCUE BOAT
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.
- Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Jones, E L
- Fontneau, P B
- Buote, W
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: High speed craft; Hydroplanes; Pleasure craft; Vehicle design; Waterjet propelled craft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Small craft
- Old TRIS Terms: Waterjet propulsion
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation;
- 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