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Speed is the main target for a number of people when it comes to yachting, and having played with small racing boats, they are ready to move on to something more substantial in order to share their passion with family and friends. Consequently, high speed motor yachts that are capable of developing around 30 knots with hull lengths of 20, 30 or even 40 meters enter the arena. The aim of these yachts is not to win races but to quickly move the owner from point A to point B so that they can have breakfast in Saint-Tropez, lunch in Cannes and dinner in Monaco.

The key to such dynamics despite big sizes is an efficient hull with a small deadrise angle and a giant power reserve of thousands of horsepower. Such boats are often equipped with three diesel engines and, sometimes, even gas turbines. Shafts are not always able to optimally transmit all the torque, so jets and Arneson drives with semi-submersible propellers are used.

The price for high speed is the huge fuel consumption of up to 250 ml per horsepower per hour. Thus, an average high-performance yacht running at a maximum speed can easily «swallow» about a ton of fuel in 60 minutes. The number of zeros in the annual fuel bill cools the fervor of many chase lovers. For all their quickness, fast planing yachts do not get along too well with a big wave and prefer to go back to their berth before a storm strikes. Good The good news is that the design of these yachts allows the owner to do it quickly .