A knife-like boat design provides a covert, fuel-efficient ride
By Marshall Louis Reaves
Posted 09.28.2009 at 10:25 am 7 Comments
An undercover team of Navy SEALs isn’t worth much if their transport boat’s wake betrays their approach. Nor does it help if they come ashore with back pain and possible organ damage from the boat’s constant bouncing. A sleek new hull design could help troops slip through waves undetected and unscathed, while also setting a new standard for efficient nautical design.
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