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DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, a marine consulting ? rm that specializes in the resolution of technical, operational and ? nancial issues in maritime. By training he is an Aerospace and Ocean engineer and has spent the majority of his career in engineering design and forensic engineering.
Taming Ferry Wakes &
Reducing CO2 to Boot ill Moon was one of my Will provided me with more informa- Foiling ferries have been around for most suitable materials were aluminum very early engineering tion and this is one of those cases where decades (I actually interviewed for the for the hulls and steel for the foils, there interns (and also helped I really like what I see. This is still an Boeing Jetfoil program when I gradu- were few suitable powerplants and, most
W me ? nish out the second early concept that was developed with ated college), but they never made it past of all, the drive train could only be de- story of my house decades ago). He has the designers and composites engineers a very tentative go. scribed as a bear (there are other terms I since moved to the West Coast and has at Bieker Boats, but it has a bunch of From what I could see there were could use, but you get the drift).
worked for the naval architecture ? rm features that may be of real bene? t in fu- technology issues. The control systems In the last decades we have actually
Glosten for quite a while now. In Marine- ture ferries (and other work boats, such were very expensive made a huge amount link I saw a quick ? ash of a foiling pas- a crew boats) and opens a much larger and dif? cult to design, of progress in those
This foiling passenger ferry senger ferry and the name Glosten and I discussion of what we want ferries to be the foils were expen- departments and to get from Glosten is still an early contacted him for a closer look. like when we all grow up. sive to manufacture, the a ferry to foil is techni- concept that was developed with the designers and com- posites engineers at Bieker
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