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Why are there no hydrofoil yachts similar to this?

Discussion in 'Yacht Designers Discussion' started by karldiesen, Sep 25, 2016.

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  1. karldiesen

    karldiesen New Member

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    With active hydrofoils it would be more comfortable, prevent seasickness and make yachts go much faster/ longer. They could be retractable too, to sail in shallow waters.
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  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Hydrofoils usually have a ton of draft which limits them in MANY ports. And also if the wave height gets over a certain point, they can't go out or ride horribly from what I've been told. Also weight sensitive.
  3. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    I remember reading long ago, the Hawaiian island ferries (with foils) was running out of spare foils,,, to many whale strikes.