Update, New Construction process for the 50' has begun.
Now scheduling building slots and sea-trials. Call to get your building slot reserved.
Watch some of the past testing below including our 130 MPH 16' Hydrofoil speed (still standing) record boat
New Building in Palm Beach FL Just Acquired! May 2014
Hydrofoils Inc. is scheduling building slots and sea-trials for the 50T, 75T and the 250 passenger 150 foot 150T. Please call to schedule.
Can be a tender and MCA Compliant or any other class required
12 Passenger plus 2 crew or other type configuration
She is capable of 100 MPH.
Price will vary depending on upgrades of interior finish or other use configurations requested.
Ask about our 75' and also the 150' version which can be configured as a high speed passenger ferry, container vessel, high speed supply, a private yacht, etc. Use your imagination.
Hydrofoils are considered the safest form of transportation. Helicopters are considered the most dangerous.
She is designed with lifting rings to store on deck, the heli-port, on a ramp, etc..
Due to the light weight factors of composits and turbines, she weighs less than a 31 Jupiter with twin 250's.
As a tender for new build SuperYachts, ask your builder to consult with us for a high tech fit.
Think of this as a jet on the water where the wings are foils.
Understanding fluid dynamics, the foils create lift while the wings create down force. This creates an inherently safe stable ride which does not need any complicated stabilizing or blow over safety systems. As she reaches higher speeds, this "balanced (foil lift and wing down force) system" is so stable, it's like shes riding on smooth rails.
Great for island hopping, site seeing, commuting, etc.. Think of the possibilities!
Guaranteed you'll be the only one on the block with one for quite a long time.
Call for Spec Boat Pricing
Call Bill Colleran direct USA cell 1-561-723-2000 GMT -5
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video of some prior testing. Also our 16' Hydrofoil speed record boat running. Record still stands since 1976
Please contact Bill Colleran at 561-723-2000
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Hydrofoils Inc.
Designer: Ken Cook
Hull Shape: Foldable
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inlet
MCA Compliant 12 Passanger plus 2 crew.
She has a top speed of 130+ MPH. Full Military Power top speed is classified. Price will vary depending on upgrades of interior finish or other use configurations requested.
We have plans to build a 75' and a 150' The 150' has a 250 passanger capasity as a high speed ferry. She can also be configured as a container vessel, supply or private yacht.
Hydrofoils are considered the safest form of transportation. Helicopters are considered the most dangerous.
This SuperYacht tender is designed with lifting rings. It can be stored on the heli-port or ask your SuperYacht manufacturer to consult with us to meet your needs for other options.
She weighs less than a 31 Jupiter CC with twin 250's.
As a tender for new build SuperYachts, pull onboard and store through the rear garage.
Think of this as a jet on the water where the wings are foils.
The hull foils create down force and the hydrofoils create up force. As she reaches higher speeds, the ride becomes as if she's riding on smooth rails.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do the foils differ from older, slower, unstable technology? The FOILS are an exclusive patented, inherently stable, supercavitating, system with over 40 years of testing and development. They are self-clearing foils (will not trap debris or rope), inherently control pitch, yaw, roll, and height off water, and are easy to operate. The boat does not need to be flown. Throttle and steering is all that is required.
What do you mean by the terms Subcavitating and Supercavitating? These are terms used to describe speeds roughly below (sub) and above (super) 60 mph respectively, as well as the properties of the foils.
Is it safe? The patented inherently stable design keeps the boat “locked in” and prevents kiting and blow-overs. These boats have fully awash floatation with the doors open, and exceed all USCG Requirements. Our designs are also much safer than other boats because engines, fuel, a/c units, batteries, and their associated noise, heat, and safety concerns are located outside the main hull (aircraft style) in interchangeable engine modules. Hydrofoils have the highest safety record of all forms of transportation. This includes train, plane, auto, and boat. Hydrofoil ferries currently operate in fourteen major countries, travel millions of miles per year and have less than .01 % of the deaths of all other transportation systems.
What happens if one of the foils strikes an object in the water traveling at speed? The advanced, fully suspended, (aft swept) patented foils ride over immovable objects like a tire over a bump.
Can the Hydrofoil be used when the seas are rough? Yes. In fact our Hydrofoils operate better in rough seas than monohulls or catamarans since they don't displace water like other marine vehicles that cause significant passenger discomfort in rough seas.
What about maintenance? Our vessels are very low maintenance. Engine maintenance: oil & filter change per engine manufacturer Hull maintenance: water wash down with normal maintenance & housekeeping
Where are the vessels built? Hydrofoils Incorporated manufacturers all of our vessels in the United States.
What engines are used? The 50T uses twin Turbine engines with other options available.
What kind of water can she operate in?
Although she will operate in seas rougher than 4 ft, she will operate very comfortably when most other boats are also out on the water. A graduated seastate chart is available showing what speeds can be expected at various seastate and weather conditions.
Is it a rough ride? Our high-speed vessels are much more comfortable than equal length displacement hulls such as Cats or deep “V” hull designs. Our patented and proprietary wave dampening designs provide a very smooth and accurate ride with no drift or kiting. Much more like a racecar than a boat, our high-speed craft are luxurious, plush, and comfortable with ample outside vision for all passengers.
What is the draft? The draft is 18” static or 12” running. These are shallow water vehicles and, with our “fold in flight” capability, this boat can go where most other boats of equal size cannot, allowing enormous new areas to explore and enjoy.
What if you hit something? Our foils are not like the older foils on other hydrofoils that protruded straight down into the water and would break if they came in contact with something. We solved this many years ago with aft swept, shock-mounted foils that normally ride up and over immovable objects.
Are these boats reliable? We use self clearing foils with no foil damage from debris or beaching, and two (for redundancy) quick-change, engine modules to produce an extremely reliable system. Our ferry operators expect their routes to be as reliable as a bridge and the 50t uses the same technology as designed for our ferries.
What is it made out of? Hull: Carbon fiber epoxy (CFE) composite Foils: Aluminum and Stainless Steel
What drive system is used? We use an exclusive design by Hydrofoils Inc. that includes adjustable, oil lubed, water-cooled, shafts, with a CASALLE “V” drive, driving twin surfacing props. The design utilizes hardware that is normally subject to more than double the stress under extreme racing conditions and is well tested and proven.
Is there a Galley? Yes, a small galley simular to a galley on a small jet. Other options are available.
Is there fresh water on board? Yes, the fresh water system includes (2) 50 gal water tanks = 100 gallons, engine hot water heaters, and 110 V electric hot water heaters.
Is there a bathroom? Yes, the HEAD has a sink, shower, and wastewater treatment.
What about Air Conditioning? There are two (2) marine air conditioners, with heat reverse cycle.
What about navigation? Our boats contain full electronics with computer navigation, radar, E-Charts, GPS, high speed compass, depth, VHF marine radio, Loud hailer, fog pa/intercom, horn, (2) onboard cameras (docking, entertaining, security, trip recording), (2) flat screen plasma displays. Many options are available and encouraged.
Is there an entertainment system on board? Yes, state-of-the-art entertainment components include a full stereo sound system with six (6) speakers, AM, FM, CD (w/ changer), tape player, TV marine stabilized antenna, DVD, VHS and two (2) flat screen plasma displays
Chose the applications that fit your need or make one up, we'll be glad to assist.
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT High-Speed Pleasure Craft Yacht Tenders
GOVERNMENTS AND CITIES Worldwide Military Applications Navy, Coast Guard, Homeland Security Patrol Boats, Fast Attack Craft, Interceptors
CASINOS Atlantic City Casinos, Connecticut Casinos, Bahamas Casinos
DEVELOPERS Resort Developers of Remote Locations
FIRE, RESCUE & POLICE Harbor Patrol, Fire Boats, Fast Rescue Craft, Various Coast Guards
DRUG INTERDICTION AGENCIES Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Various Coast Guards and Police
INDUSTRIAL MARKETS United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx Domestic & International Mail Carriers, Perishable goods transported from S. America that currently has to be flown, Island chain Supply. Fruits, Veggies.
FISHING & DIVING GROUPS Commercial Diving Operations Recreational Fishing & Diving Industry
Hydrofoils Incorporated has achieved an industry-wide milestone with an improved design of our “Inherently Stable” lightweight hydrofoil that cruises safely at speeds from sixty to well over one hundred knots. This new technology incorporates significant improvements in all other existing marine transportation.
Current hydrofoils are essentially boats with foils placed on the bottom to raise the hull out of the water, reducing resistance and thus increasing the speed of the vessel. The appearance of these foils is almost an afterthought, similar to trying to get a dump truck airborne simply by attaching wings.Our patented, proprietary vessels are designed from the ground up, using lightweight materials and complex hydrodynamic and aerodynamic principles that only Hydrofoils Incorporated has advanced for many years. Speed, safety, stability, reliability, and efficiency are our main advantages.
We provide a stable marine transportation platform with reduced pitch, yaw, roll, heave, sway, and surge (at dock or at speeds) while producing almost no wake. Our hydrofoils fly like airplanes, only using small “water-foils” instead of “air-foils” to lift the hull clear of the waves. Take-off, up to speed cruising, and slow to stop can all be done within a few boat lengths.
The front foil system is shock-mounted, providing wave dampening suspension to the cabin. The engines are mounted outboard, airplane style, to provide a modular, simple drive train change if servicing is required. The entire engine, gearbox, shaft, propeller, and fuel tank ride on a pivoted beam and can be quickly removed and replaced
In response to this unrelenting quest for speed and safety, Hydrofoils Incorporated was formed in Rumson, New Jersey in 1972 primarily as a research and development company for the design, manufacture and testing of advanced high-speed marine vehicles that would exhibit “built-in” self-stabilizing sea keeping performance while traveling at extreme speeds. This research and unique prototype development has generated a great deal of interest within the industry. In 1974 Ken produced and demonstrated (by invitation) the first hydrofoil to exceed 100 mph for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineer (SNAME) at the Advanced Ships Conference in San Diego, California. This design is still currently the world’s fastest hydrofoil having exceeded 130 MPH in 1976. His developmental progress has been published in industry journals and periodicals worldwide and Ken is considered the world’s foremost authority on the supercavitating hydrofoil design. Ken is thoroughly committed to bring safety, control, and reliability to extremely high performance advanced marine vehicles and provide a stable platform to enjoy the water at any speed. These vehicles truly address and correct the deficiencies found in all other high-speed watercraft.
Ken is now a distinguished engineer with a degree in industrial design, and has a prominent history of producing high technology products for market using the most advanced systems available. His many years of precision machine tool and capital equipment development and production for companies like Motorola, IBM, Harris, Pratt and Whitney, Bendix, Smith and Wesson, and NASA allow him to remain on the cutting edge of the highest design and manufacturing technologies available. Ken has numerous “Design Originals” including the first miniature resuscitator used in space shuttles; the first Doppler radar speed-measuring device; the first chemical alcohol-measuring device (Breathalyzer) and the first hydrofoil ever to exceed 100 mph. His work is published worldwide and includes an engineering “Best Paper Award,” an “Outstanding Achievement Award,” and two “Six Sigma Quality and Engineering Awards”.
Ken Cook is a distinguished engineer with a degree in industrial design, and a prominent history of producing high technology products for market using the most advanced systems available. His many years of precision machine tool and capital equipment development and production for companies like Motorola, IBM, Harris, Pratt and Whitney, Bendix, Smith and Wesson, and NASA allow him to remain on the cutting edge of the highest design and manufacturing technologies available. Ken has numerous “Design Originals” including the first miniature resuscitator used in space shuttles; the first Doppler radar speed-measuring device; the first chemical alcohol-measuring device (Breathalyzer), the first cell phone, and the first hydrofoil ever to exceed 100 mph. His work is published worldwide and includes an engineering “Best Paper Award,” an “Outstanding Achievement Award,” and two “Six Sigma Quality and Engineering Awards”. Ken also holds many US Patents.
High-speed (40 to 130+ mph) water surface craft experience high vibration and instability as the sea state and speed increases. Enormous increases in energy use and dissipation are experienced in surface craft that are designed to displace upward as they encounter waves.
This is the case with most surface craft, since they are designed to do just that. Water, although soft and compliant at low speed, is hard and non-compressible at high speed. Therefore, a wave at 10 knots is displaced whereas a wave at 100 knots is difficult to displace.
Travel over a surface at high speed requires an entirely different mechanism than traveling over that same surface at slow speed. While traveling on water in a high velocity vehicle, the characteristics of a sea state can therefore appear to change to one resembling a hilly desert or rocky terrain, which will rapidly destroy an un-cushioned or non-suspended vehicle.
Our craft is not displaced when meeting the sea, as are other lower technology vehicles. Our vessels cut through the waves with the minimum displacement required to advance on course, provide a safe, smooth, comfortable ride and dramatically increase speeds.
Max Draft: 1.5 feet
12-passengers plus 2 crew with a top speed of 130 knots at full military power. This twin marine turbine powered boat is lightweight and American Bureau of Yacht certified and MCA compliant. These vessels can be quickly reconfigured as defense, pleasure, freight, or an ambulance type vehicle at various capacities. Draft is less than 1.5 ft fully loaded, running and less than 1.5 ft fully loaded, static (foils folded). The boat is operational with foils in open or folded mode. Foils are normally retracted while approaching the dock or shore. Depth as indicated on the chart will pose no problems for these “Shallow Water” boats. A finished, running 50-foot boat is approximately 3 million with an estimated delivery of 8 months ARO (After Receipt Of Order).
These boats are similar to a typical commuter airplane of like size (Foker, Saab, Gulfstream, etc.) Features such as: electronics, avionics, decor and interior design can vary depending on specific requests and can affect the cost. Interiors include an aircraft type restroom, luggage compartments and, due to the decreased trip time, a mini galley.
Due to the design and nature of hydrofoils, the ride is very stable and smooth, like gliding across the water. Your commuter speed is almost like that of a small aircraft. No special licences are required for an adult to operate this vessel.
These are very LOW MAINTENANCE VEHICLES.
Hydrofoils have the highest safety record of all forms of transportation. The foils are swept back, designed to ride over objects.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.