High Performance Marine Vessels.- Air Cushion Craft (ACC).- Flying Wings in Ground Effect - Ekranoplan (WIG).- High Speed Monohull Craft.- Hydrofoil Craft.- High Speed Multihull Craft.- Novel & hybrid high speed craft.- HPMV Market and Future.- UK Hovercraft Trials Unit History.
High Performance Marine Vessels (HPMVs) range from the Fast Ferries to the latest high speed Navy Craft, including competition power boats and hydroplanes, hydrofoils, hovercraft, catamarans and other multi-hull craft. High Performance Marine Vessels covers the main concepts of HPMVs and discusses historical background, design features, services that have been successful and not so successful, and some sample data of the range of HPMVs to date. Included is a comparison of all HPMVs craft and the differences between them and descriptions of performance (hydrodynamics and aerodynamics). Readers will find a comprehensive overview of the design, development and building of HPMVs.
Focuses on technology at the aero-marine interface
Covers the full range of high performance marine vessel concepts
Development is explained in the context of historical background for all the different craft
Discusses ferries, racing and pleasure craft, as well as utility and military missions