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Hydro-Propelled Ship Concept Receives Patent

The inventor of a patented hydro- propelled ship is currently seeking a manufacturer to fabricate the vessel on a national and international basis.

The vessel, devised by Edward Cernier, is designed to incorporate a pair of propulsion turbines affixed to a double hull of the ship in a catamaran configuration to drive the vessel. Each of the turbines are designed to be placed inside an elongated tubular housing, which includes a water intake port and a water exit port. A shaft runs through the center of the housing, and is operated by a power-generating mechanism. A plurality of rotors are attached to the shaft, and when the shaft is rotated, the rotors will squeeze, compress and force water from the intake through the water exit port, effectively creating water jet propulsion. A power plant housed within the hull is designed to not only operate the propulsion turbines, but also to drive a pair of revolving restaurants placed atop the hull.

The concept of the propulsion turbines calls for the use of a 25,000-hp engine for the propulsion system to function properly. The designer claims the vessel is designed to travel up to 50 knots or more.

The vessel is designed as a multiactivity passenger ship, featuring a wide beam to accommodate a full range of facilities.For full details on the hydro-powered ship, Circle 18 on Reader Service Card

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