Effect Ships International ASV 72' NamasteAir Supported Monohull Uses Hovercraft Technology The ASV NAMASTE 72’ is a joint project between Studio Sculli and Effect Ships International (ESI). ESI can today supply Air Supported Vessel (ASV) solutions for most markets and segments. When activating the air support system, more than 70% of the overall weight of the yacht will be supported on a cushion of pressurised air, entrapped in a very well enclosed air cavity underneath the vessel. In contradiction to a hovercraft, using rubber skirts around the air cushion, the new ASV utilizes solid, rigid hull elements to maintain the pressurised air underneath the boat. At speed the yacht will have additional support from the planning surface elements of the two propulsion gondolas, located on either side of the hull. A huge number of different vessel sizes, shapes and applications; mono- and multihull, will benefit from the proprietary ASV technology. In recent months, ESI and leading Italian designer Mauro Sculli, have developed a new, innovative 72' ASV yacht with unique styling and capabilities. The “European Power Boat of the Year 2011 – Innovation Award” winning Air Supported mono hull form has been blended with a stylish, yet very functional, topside. The overall beam of the yacht is 6.7 meters, a full meter more than most conventional vessel. These proportions give a sharp, sporty and distinctive appearance.