New Catamaran Technology Keeps Cocktail Steady at 50 KT

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
'Martini 1.5' Photo courtesy of Velodyne Marine

A breakthrough marine technology being demonstrated at the current San Francisco Boat Show by the Bay Area’s own Velodyne Marine and inventor/entrepreneur David Hall promises freedom from sea sickness for boaters and is on display aboard the 'Martini 1.5' experimental vessel.

 

The latest version of Velodyne Marine’s series of experimental vessels, “Martini 1.5,“ is a 37-foot, powered catamaran, so dubbed for its ability to keep the contents of a martini in its glass – even at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour and in nearly five-foot swells.

The company explains that just as an automobile’s shocks stabilize its ride, Hall’s patented technology absorbs a vessel’s yaw, pitch and roll using two independent, stepped planing hulls attached to a deck by control arms. Four electro/pneumatic actuators – one acting on each corner – actively stabilize the deck. An onboard Velodyne-designed master control board receives inputs from onboard linear accelerometers, pressure transducers and a three-axis gyroscope and provides output to Velodyne-designed motor controllers and pneumatic solenoid valves – one pair of which controls each actuator.

Velodyne Marine add that “Martini 1.5” demonstrates a scalable, stable system that can be designed into any recreational, commercial or military vessel, thus paving the way to safer and more comfortable nautical travel in rough waters.

http://www.velodynemarine.com
 

 

 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance.

Maaskant Shipyards Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Maaskant Shipyards (Stellendam), part of Damen Shipyards Group, has received certification from Bureau Veritas for aligning its quality and management systems with

Duffy Named President of Carnival Cruise Line

Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation & plc. announced today.   Duffy, currently president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA),

Technology

Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance.

First ShipArrestor System Delivered in Norway

Following a full product trial in New Zealand, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has signed its acceptance of the first of two ShipArrestor systems from Miko Marine,

Vard Wins Farstad's OSCV Contract

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”) has secured a contract for the design and construction of one Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Farstad Shipping (“Farstad”).

New Products

YANMAR Debuts EPA Compliant Commercial Engine

YANMAR America has introduced its new EPA Tier III compliant commercial marine diesel engine.   Rated at 755 mHP and 1,900 RPM, the new 20.38-liter 6AYAM-ET uses

First ShipArrestor System Delivered in Norway

Following a full product trial in New Zealand, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has signed its acceptance of the first of two ShipArrestor systems from Miko Marine,

CSL St-Laurent on Maiden Voyage

The second of Canada Steamship Lines' (CSL) two newbuild Trillium Class Great Lakes bulk carriers, CSL St-Laurent, was delivered on November 26, 2014 and set

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1314 sec (8 req/sec)