When Technohull announced that they were capable of reaching speeds of 100 knots and even more with their new RIB, many might not believe that this was a claim to be the fastest outboard V-hulled offshore boat in the world. «Now there's no room to doubt the performance of the 38 Grand Sport as the pre-production prototype was tested at 103 knots».
The production 38 Grand Sport will be available for testing by the end of summer when the first prototypes are ready and delivered. Now they are under construction.
The exhilarating nature of the 11.6-meter long and 3.1-meter wide boat doesn't mean the 38 Grand Sport will necessarily intimidate the driver or other passengers. «The Dynastream hull, which took five years to develop and required the CFD method (hydrodynamic modelling), guarantees enviable stability at all speeds - its deep V shape» does its job. At the same time it ensures lower fuel consumption when driving at the limit of possibility.
Tests have shown the Dynastream hull to be 10-15% more efficient than older Technohull models.
The top-end version of the RIB is powered by three Mercury Verado outboards with 450 hp each and simply doesn't know what it means to «leisurely sailing».
The 38 Grand Sport will not be content with speeds alone, which is why it has been designed to provide comfort and privacy for those onboard, with teak flooring throughout the boat, an electric toilet, an outside shower and a snug cabin in the bow.
The 38 Grand Sport is all about relaxation, with a swim ladder that unfolds and adjusts at the touch of a button. There are two comfortable sun-beds in the back and one more in the front. The second row seats are equipped with comfortable retractable footrests.
Customers will be able to choose between the open-top driving position or the sleek hardtop.
As for the price of the fastest Technohull, nothing has been reported yet.