hydrofoil boat

hydrofoil boat

[′hī·drə‚fȯil ¦bōt]
(naval architecture)
A marine craft of generally conventional hull form which is supported above the water, when the craft is traveling at high speed, by dynamic lift produced by winglike surfaces (hydrofoils) below the hull.
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Last year, the famous hydrofoil boat "L'Hydroptere" held the Outright Record with 51.
JR Kyushu) on Tuesday launched its fourth hydrofoil boat for the Fukuoka-Pusan route in the hope of boosting the number of passengers using the sea lane between Japan and South Korea.
Of course, always brewing in the back of his mind are ideas for further big-wave innovations, such as hydrofoil boats pulled by kites, speed-sailing and underwater bodysurfing.