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Announcement

Last updated January 29, 2016
Announcements and Current Event
Next 3 February 2016:
JOINT DINNER MEETING of SNAME SD-5 PANEL AND INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY
Topic: “The Quadrimaran”: Four identical wedge-shaped planing hulls
William Hockberger: Chair of SNAME SD-5 & a Naval Architect and Independent Consultant

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

At the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
From 5:30 to 6:30 Cash Bar – 6:30 to 7:30 Dinner – 7:30 to 8:30 Program

Romaine salad
Grilled marinated chicken paillard with saffron cous cous and broccolini
Deep dish apple pie, Coffee & tea

Price: $35.00
To pay online, 29 January, go to www.foils.org/meetings.htm

Make reservations by 4:00 Friday, 29 January
with Allen Ford at allenford@verizon.net or

Joel Billingsley at Joel.Billingsley@csra.com

Please honor reservations. No-shows may be requested to cover costs incurred.

(Download Announcement here)
Topic: “The Quadrimaran”: Four identical wedge-shaped planing hulls
William Hockberger: Chair of SNAME SD-5 & a Naval Architect and Independent Consultant

The Quadrimaran has four identical wedge-shaped planing hulls that are flat on the bottom and
sloped downward toward the stern. It was designed to operate at 45-60 knots but with relatively
lower drag than other high-speed ships, yielding power and fuel savings to compensate for the
increases in structure and outfit from having four hulls.
A 57-foot prototype impressed prospective investors and buyers, and several major European
companies supported further development and designs, with the major classification societies
involved. An 85-foot passenger ferry was built for Caribbean operation, and numerous other
designs were done, but contractual and financial problems stopped further construction.
The concept gained a degree of acceptance in the US for possible high-speed sealift application,
but recent analysis has shown that the problems experienced were due to fundamental technical
reasons, which will be discussed and explained. The French inventor has reenergized his
promotion of the Quadrimaran, so it is again a timely subject.
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William Hockberger is a naval architect and independent consultant in marine systems
planning, design and development. Following 27 years in the US Navy’s ship design
organization, he now works mainly on commercial marine systems, especially ferries and
intermodal freight. He has a particular interest in high-performance ship design and chairs
SNAME’s SD-5 Panel on Advanced Ships and Craft.
Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering (MIT), master’s
degrees in operations research (MIT) and applied economics (American University), and is a
Registered Professional Engineer. Besides SNAME he is a member of IHS and ASNE and an
affiliate of the Transportation Research Board and active on its Committee on Ferry
Transportation and Committee on the Logistics of Disaster Response and Business Continuity.

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Previous JOINT DINNER MEETING of SNAME SD-5 PANEL AND INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY
Topic: Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Design & Delivery Update
Stephen L. Kantz: NAVSEA Ship Design Manager

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Presentation Posted from JOINT IHS/SD-5 DINNER MEETING:
“Topic: Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Design Development /Evolution” – 7 May 2015

The most recent Joint Dinner meeting with SNAME SD-5 Panel was held 7 May 2015 at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington,VA with a maximum capacity attendance of 70 people.Jay Howell: CSC Advanced Marine Center, made an excellent presentation on “Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Design Development /Evolution”. Fully amphibious LCACs (Landing Craft, Air Cushion) were first delivered in December 1984 with a 60 short ton capacity and an expected service life of 20 years; 91 were acquired. In October 2006 the Navy formally commenced the SSC program to provide a functional LCAC replacement with the same “footprint”, a 74 short ton capacity, increased range, a 30 year service life, and improved reliability and maintainability. A significant design effort was applied to
addressing the “Top 25” LCAC maintenance items, and the Navy employed a Set-Based Design process to optimize the selection of systems for the SSC. The Technology Readiness Assessment process was rigorously applied to ensure new technologies included would be fully ready. Mr. Howell discused some of the aspects of the early stage design development and how the SSC has evolved from the LCAC and answered many questions from those present.
A copy of his presentation can be downloaded here. Click

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Previous JOINT DINNER MEETING of SNAME SD-5 PANEL AND INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY

Thursday, 5 February 2015

At the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
From 5:30 to 6:30 Cash Bar – 6:30 to 7:30 Dinner – 7:30 to 8:30 Program

Romaine salad Grilled marinated chicken paillard with saffron cous cous and broccolini
Chocolate mousse, Coffee & tea

Price: $35.00

The Meeting is sold out, Thank you!

To pay online, by 30 January, go to www.foils.org/meetings.htm

Make reservations by noon Friday, 30 January with Allen Ford at allenford@verizon.net

Please honor reservations. No-shows may be requested to cover costs incurred.

(Download Announcement here)
Topic: Unmanned Applications of Advanced Marine Vehicles in the U.S. Navy
by Michael Bosworth
PEO LCS Science and Technology Director

Advanced Marine Vehicles have found a number of applications in naval service, notably
SWATHs for high seakeeping, hydrofoils and trimarans for small combatants, and hovercraft for
amphibious lighterage. A newly emerging area of development is unmanned maritime systems
(surface or underwater). USVs and UUVs are less developed and less transitioned as a class
than Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), with energy and autonomy/communications issues to
overcome, respectively. But unmanned maritime systems represent a grand opportunity for
AMV concepts, if they can translate from manned concepts to often smaller unmanned concepts.
Mr. Bosworth will discuss some emerging UMS missions and needs and opportunities, then lead
a short discussion session about the melding of AMVs and UMS’s as a developmental tool.
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Mike Bosworth graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1976 and spent 20 years in uniform in
a wide variety of positions, first as a Surface Warfare Officer and then an Engineering Duty
Officer. Midway through he attended MIT for a master’s in Naval Architecture and Marine
Engineering and the degree of Ocean Engineer. After retiring in 1996 he worked at Syntek
Technologies for 6 years before returning to NAVSEA, where he has spent the past 13 years
building surface ship and craft concept design, and R&D management and transition capabilities,
in NAVSEA 05D and 05T. He recently left as deputy of 05T (the NAVSEA corporate CTO
group) to take the position of Science and Technology Director for PEO LCS (which includes
LCS, the new frigate derivative, mine warfare, and unmanned maritime systems).

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Our last JOINT DINNER MEETING of SNAME SD-5 PANEL AND INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY

Will be held Thursday,16 October 2014

At the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
From 5:30 to 6:30 Cash Bar – 6:30 to 7:30 Dinner – 7:30 to 8:30 Program

Deli Buffet: Hot Soup; Mix of Breads & Rolls; Sliced Beef, Ham & Turkey, Cheeses; Pasta, Potato & Green Salads; Brownies & Cookies; Coffee & Tea

Price: $30.00
To pay online, by 10 October, go to www.foils.org/meeting.htm

Make reservations by noon Friday, 10 October with Allen Ford at allenford@verizon.net or Bill Hockberger at w.hockberger@verizon.net

Please honor reservations. No-shows may be requested to cover costs incurred.

(Download Announcement here)
Topic: 50 Years of Hovercraft in the USA Put into Perspective
Speaker: Warwick Jacobs, Trustee, the Hovercraft Museum

Although the hovercraft was officially invented in the UK back in 1955, the US has had a long
association with it and has now seen half a century of activity and contributions to it. From
GEMs (Ground Effect Machines) to ACVs (Air Cushion Vehicles) to SES (Surface Effect
Ships), the “hover craft” has had a presence in the US, and Warwick will discuss both its
military and civilian roles and explain the successes and failures. From the San Francisco ferries
and Vietnam conflict in the 1960s to the dream of a 100-knot Navy to present day giant military
craft worldwide, he will trace the rich diversity of hovercraft and what the future may hold. He’ll
touch on today’s hovercraft sporting and cruising clubs and their great differences from the UK.
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Warwick Jacobs is a trustee of the Hovercraft Museum in England and one of its founders. The
Museum now has over 70 full-size craft, including the SR.N4, the largest civilian hovercraft ever
built. He has been a hovercraft enthusiast from the age of four and has seen (and now acquired)
many of them. He knew Sir Christopher Cockerell, the hovercraft inventor, and was even
commissioned to paint his portrait (he’s also a professional painter). Earlier he worked with the
ferry operator Hovertravel and cofounded and ran the company HoverHire. In 2012 he helped
HoverAid in southern Madagascar with their Hovering Doctor service.
Warwick’s University of London degree specialized in transport geography, his thesis being
“The Hovercraft and the Difficulty in Finding a Modal Role.” He was for 15 years the honorary
Secretary of the Hovercraft Society.

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Spring 2014 joint dinner meeting with SNAME SD-5 PANEL and INTERNATIONAL HYDROFOIL SOCIETY with ASNE Day was on 20 Feb. 2014

IHS and SD-5 Joint Meeting Presentation (Download Presentation here)
. Presentation: The Mk V Patrol Boat
Technical Prograam Guest Speakers: Bryant Bernhard and Vincent Almerico, Jr.
of United States Marine, Inc.

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United States Marine, Inc. designs and builds high-performance craft in aluminum and in advanced composites for the US and Foreign Military Sales military markets. The 27m MK V Patrol Boat and its Assault Craft variant are the culmination of over 25 years of MK V variants produced for US Special Operations Forces and subsequently for FMS customers. They are heavily armed for their size and have an operational speed of 45 knots, and their high-deadrise hull provides excellent stability characteristics along with significant seakindliness. This is the same hullform as the original 82m air-deployable Mk V SOC craft. USMI also produces the 11m RIB for Naval Special Warfare and the SOC-R for USSOCOM.
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Bryant Bernhard is President of USMI. He earned his Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience. He has had extensive design and construction experience utilizing advanced materials and systems in high-performance ships and craft for both military and commercial
applications.
Vincent Almerico, Jr. is the MK V Project Manager. With over 50 years experience in the
industry, he is responsible for the coordination of the company’s engineering, procurement, production, customer communication and contract administration activities.

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To All IHS Members:

The IHS has embarked on a wide range of initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of hydrofoil and hydrofoil related technology developments around the world. The Board has had lengthy discussions and concluded that it is critical to involve the membership to accomplish these objectives. There is simply too much work to be done to rely totally on the Board members. I am writing to encourage and solicit your active involvement in the work of the Society.
Specifically, we need assistance in the following areas:
– Newsletter – preparing articles and editing
– Mandles Prize – Judging
– Website – assistance to the Webmaster including responding to posted messages.
– Treasurer – assistance to the Treasurer and Membership Committee.
– Program – assistance in identifying guest speakers for IHS/ SNAME Panel SD-5 Joint Dinner Meetings
– Tacoma Maritime Fest (24 – 25 Aug 2013) and other future meetings/conferences– Staffing the booth
– Navy Hydrofoil Reunion in Key West (20 – 23 Sept 2013) – register to attend.
– Permanent Hydrofoil Exhibit at Washington Navy Yard Museum – assistance/lead in developing the exhibit
– Phanfare Photo Site on IHS website – assistance in posting photos or editing/describing the content.
– Collection/compilation/indexing of hydrofoil (and other AMV) technical papers and data.
Many of these support activities can be done at home over the internet or phone and can be at any level of engagement that volunteers are willing and able to provide, either one-off or ongoing. I urge all of you to consider where you might help in furthering these efforts. Please contact me at: mbebar@csc.com if you’re interested.
Thanks.
Mark R. Bebar – President, IHS
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September 2013 Navy Hydrofoil Reunion:
The IHS and PHM MSLG Joint Navy Hydrofoil Reunion was held from 20-23 Sept. 2013 in Key West Fla.
Approximately 150 Navy Hydrofoilers and their friends had a great time.

log1IHS Mandles Prize Announcement
IHS Mandles Prize Announcement Updated 20 Nov 2013
The International Hydrofoil Society is pleased to announce that Mr. Martinn Mandles, a long-time member of IHS and his wife Connie have generously offered to fund up to $5,000 a year in IHS hydrofoil achievement prizes for students. The competition will include a $2500 First Prize and up to two $1000 Honorable Mention awards.
In order to open the competition to a wider spectrum of qualified entries, submissions by students based on work completed since 2009 will be eligible for the Mandles Prize. The Due Date for Entry Forms is March 15th, 2014.
This is an outstanding opportunity for the next generation of hydrofoil developers to be acknowledged for their efforts to advance the state of the art in hydrofoil and hydrofoil-assisted craft engineering, design and construction.
Students intending to enter the competition must submit an Entry Form (included in the Rules) before starting work and not later than December 30th 2013 March 15th 2014.
Receipt of this Entry form enables the IHS to communicate with students if the need arises.
The background for the Mandles Prize and Rules for the competition can be Found by Clicking here: Mandles Prize.
We anticipate a very exciting competition and look forward to receiving many high-quality entries. Best of luck to all those who compete!

Questions on the Mandles Prize can be e-mailed to: prizechair@198.143.168.32
Mark Bebar
President – IHS
P.S. Click here for a fun You Tube video with more Information on the Mandles Prize

IHS was at the 2012 Tacoma Maritime Fest August 25-26

For the past 20 years there has been a Maritime Festival in Tacoma, Washington, at the Foss Waterway Seaport. You can see what’s there at http://www.maritimefest.org/ and find out more about the Seaport itself at http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/
In recent years this event has attracted 8,000 – 10,000 people over a Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s Maritime Fest will be on August 25-26, and the International Hydrofoil Society has been invited to participate and has accepted. We think this will be an excellent opportunity to raise the level of awareness of hydrofoils and their performance attributes. The location on Puget Sound is especially good, since so much early hydrofoil development and construction occurred there, and the weather there is at its best in late August.
Our IHS booth will have a lot of photographs plus two large screens showing videos of hydrofoils in action. We’ll have on display a new hand-built scale model of PGH 2 Tucumcari generously contributed by Martinn Mandles. In the water nearby will be the hydrofoil craft Talaria IV, a 24-foot Bayliner cabin cruiser converted to foils by Harry Larsen, who will demonstrate it in the Foss Waterway in front of the Seaport. We also hope to have several human-powered hydrofoil craft there. Terry Orme, who is refurbishing the Navy R&D hydrofoil PCH 1 High Point, will have a booth nearby.
It isn’t often that East and West Coast IHS members are able to get together, and this will be a good time for that. From the East, Mark Bebar, Frank Horn and Bill Hockberger have already committed to go. From the West we already know that Sumi Arima, Ray Vellinga, Martinn Mandles, Harry Larsen, Mike Terry and Terry Orme will be there.
Please give it some thought. We hope you’ll decide to go, too. We’d also like you to help at our booth, if you can.
If you have any questions, contact Bill Hockberger: w.hockberger@verizon.net or Mark Bebar: mbebar@csc.com

The Foss Waterway Seaport is at the A marker at left center below.

tacoma
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Messages are posted here as a service to IHS members and visitors to the website. Please be aware that IHS does not recommend products or services. While we know of no serious problems having arisen from messages posted here, we are not able to verify that offers posted here are legitimate or that individuals responding to the offers are sincere. Accordingly, caution should be exercised in initiating and conducting business as a result of messages posted here to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your financial account information.
Joint Venture Sought in Fiji

[3 Jul 03] I am looking for a partner to lease me a high powered boat with the following 70~100 passengers and with speed of 30~35 Knots. The service is geared towards the ferrying of tourists between islands . Matt (matai@mrd.gov.fj)
Joint Venture Sought in the Philippines

{23 Jun 03] I intend to operate a hydrofoil to serve the transportation of passengers between the two main islands in the Philippines. I plan to enter into a joint venture/partnership with a vessel/hydrofoil owner wherein the operation, management and manning will come from my side. Some important details to consider: Passenger capacity: 120-150; Speed: 35-40 kts. I am currently operating two fast crafts serving the same place. — Felicito Datinguinoo (luchijane@aol.com)
Hydrofoils — Wanted To Buy or Lease

Messages are posted here as a service to IHS members and visitors to the website. Please be aware that IHS does not recommend products or services. While we know of no serious problems having arisen from messages posted here, we are not able to verify that offers posted here are legitimate or that individuals responding to the offers are sincere. Accordingly, caution should be exercised in initiating and conducting business as a result of messages posted here to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your financial account information.More info on how and where to buy/sell/restore specific categories of hydrofoils can be accessed from our Posted Messages Bulletin Board Page. Please notify the webmaster if you discover a notice that is no longer valid, or if you are unsuccessful in contacting the individual or organization that posted the message.
Fast Ferry Expert to Assist in Procurement of Fleet

[14 Oct 03] My company is looking for a fast ferry expert to assist in the procurement of a small fleet of catamarans or hydrofoil vessels. We will consider purchase, lease, or joint venture partnership. Vessels must carry up to 150 plus passengers and travel at a minimum speed of 35 kts. Please contact me if you are interested and want more information. — Tom Dempsey dempsuryy@aol.com
Historic Hydrofoil(s) Wanted in France

[9 Sep 03] I seek a few old, small Russian hydrofoils in any type of condition (Raketa, Polysie or Belarus hydrofoil). This is to make a houseboats here in Toulouse, the air and space center of France… a few people are interested in this. Also, and in addition to the houseboat project, I want to start a non-profit association to restore one medium or large Russian experimental hydrofoil (Sputnik, Chaika for example)… so I am looking for a good candidate to restore for historical purposes. The hydrofoil for non-profit restoration should be an experimental craft. — Jeff Legendre (a1493@hotmail.com)
Need High-Speed Ferry Boat in Indonesia / Borneo

[12 Jul 03] I am looking for someone to sell, lease or joint venture with me a high powered boat with the following 80~100 passengers and with speed of 30~35 Knots. The service is geared towards the ferrying people between Tarakan Island and Kalimantan. — Villepin (villepin@hotmail.com) Click Here to post a response to this message.
Hydrofoil Vessels For Sale

Following are some of the more recent announcements. More info on how and where to buy/sell/restore hydrofoils can be accessed from our Posted Messages Bulletin Board Page. Please notify the webmaster if you discover a notice that is no longer valid, or if you get no reply when contacting the individual or organization that posted the message (unfortunately, many sellers have been remiss in notifying IHS when the vessel is sold).Messages are posted here as a service to IHS members and visitors to the website. Please be aware that IHS does not recommend products or services. While we know of no serious problems having arisen from messages posted here, we are not able to verify that offers posted here are legitimate or that individuals responding to the offers are sincere. Accordingly, caution should be exercised in initiating and conducting business as a result of messages posted here to ensure your personal safety and the safety of your financial account information..

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Grumman Runabout -1958 Museum Piece

[20 Aug 02, updated 01 Oct 03] For Sale: Sea Wing Hydrofoil-Grumman 1958 14’8″. New Mercury 40 HP, Trailer, Original 35 HP Evenrude Lark (stuck), Morse Controls. Runs great. I am in Georgia USA. Can deliver in Southeast USA. $15,500.00. — Myrel Harner (ireneharner@juno.com)

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Kolkhida Hydrofoil For Sale – DELFIN 1

[22 Sep 03] We have for sale a seagoing hydrofoil with capacity of 124 passengers. Click Here for Technical Specifications and full set of color photos, and details of the offer (Adobe Acrobat file, 400K). Price: 270.000 Euro FOB Kolobrzeg — Miroslaw Balicki, Kolobrzeg Passengers Shipping Company (kzp@pro.onet.pl)

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New METEORS For Sale (Two)

[14 Jul 03] Zelenodolsk Shipyard, Russia announces that two (2) METEOR hydrofoils in production are for sale. Projected date of delivery is April 2004. Choice of Russian engines or Deutz (Germany) engines. Price ranges from 500 000 Euros to 950 000 Euros. Includes all certificates and our guarantee (1.5 year). — Sergey Nikonov (zdsip@nimb.ru)
KATRAN Hydrofoils For Sale

[12 Jul 03] We propose for sale from direct Owners following sea-going hydrofoils:
– Design “Katran” (“Kolkhida”), built by Volga Shipyard, Russia in 1996 (1995 2nd vessel);- The ship was built in compliance with the Rules and under the supervision of the Maritime Register of Shipping of Russia, class KM * 2 A3 Pass. Hydrofoil;- Reclassified by RINA, 100 – A -1.1; Nav S; TP;- USCG approval- Gross tonnage/Net tonnage: 135GT/53NT;- Engines: two MTU-made 12 V 396 TE 74 diesels, each of 1260 kW (1714 h.p.); 2nd vessel – two MTU-made 12 V 396 TC 82 diesels – each of 1050 kW (1430 h.p.);- Engines’ hours: less 3000– Passenger capacity – 140 (150 2nd vessel)Length, m 34,5Breadth, m 10,3Height above water (foil-borne), m 10,8Height above water (floating), m 8,9Floating draught, m 3,5Foil-borne draught, m 1,9Light displacement, t 56Full displacement, t 72Foil-borne sailing range, miles 200Foil-borne speed, kn 34Crew 5Both vessels are equipped with air-condition system.
Seaworthiness:
– The normal operating conditions for cruising foil-borne are sea state with waves up to 2 meters high and winds up to Force 5.
– The most unfavorable conditions for cruising hull-borne are sea state with wave height 3 meters and wind Force 6.

We recently inspected the hydrofoils and confirm that the vessels are well-maintained and are in tip-top condition. Inspectable in N.America by arrangement. Additional information is available upob firm/named interest. — Brgds/Vyacheslav Fyodorov ; Cielo Trading Ltd ; Tel: +38 048 743 80 85 ; Fax: +44 870 125 34 00 (via UK) ; Email: (slava@cielo-trading.net )

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A Gas Turbine Engine For Your PHM

[2 Jun 03] GTE For Sale: proposed as suitable to replace the LM2500 in a surplus PHM or a commercial vessel requiring this kind of power: 20,000 HP. Built by Mashproekt in Ukraine; No operating time accumulated; Model designation D59 (original USSR designation for same model, only with a reversing mechanism: GT16000); Maximum continuous rating (MCR) – 20,000 hp in ISO conditions; Power turbine rated speed : 5200 rpm (A 3000 RPM power section is available from Russia for only $128,000 and it includes exhaust plenum and driveshaft ready to couple up to the PHM gearbox); Direction of rotation: counter-clockwise (looking at the output shaft flange), non-reversible (reversing mechanism not needed to power a water jet) ; Fuel control system operation: stabilized fuel flow rate; MTBO – 10 000 hr: (100% MCR – 300 hr, 80% MCR – 900 hr, 70% MCR and less -10 000 hr). If engine load never exceeds 70% MCR, MTBO can be extended to 20 000 hr.; Total life time – 60 000 hr. Stored in Michigan USA; Asking US$500,000 with 2 water jet drives. I would like to be put in touch with some boat builders around the Mediterranean area who might be interested. — E J Potter email: (potterej@earthlink.net); phone: 1-561-468-3587.

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.[7 Nov 02] Looking for a good home for the H/V ALBATROSS. Hull and cabin are in good condition. However, she’s missing foils, strut, shaft, rudder, and engine. Anyone knowing of a museum, school, conservator, etc. interested in having it donated to them, please let me know. — Robert Miller cbbi@aol.com

Response…

[7 Nov 02] For historical and other information and photos about Bob Miller’s conversion of the ALBATROSS to a houseboat, Click Here. For historical information and photos about the ALBATROSS in its prime, see the Helmut Kock biography on this site.

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Seahawk Ltd. Offers Olympias

[21 Oct 03] Two OLYMPIA type hydrofoil vessels for sale. Both in top condition. Hydrofoil passenger vessel. Built in Russia 1993 & 1994. Hull : alloy. L – 37.54, B – 8.40, Depth – 2.60, Draught 4.60/1.40, GRT – 298 T, NET – 89 T, DW – 82 T, Main engine – MTU 16V 396 T E 74 / 2×2000. Classification : Det Norske Veritas. Renovations : Both vessels are seriously renovated. Last serious renovation : 2000. Sale price US 1.5 MIO each. Location : Trading between Finland and Estonia
Seahawk Ltd. Offers Superfoil Ferry

[30 Sep 02, updated 21 Oct 03] Directly from the Owners can offer for sale the following air conditioned Superfoil passenger ferry. Main particulars: Built at : Almaz Marine Yard JSC, St.Petersburg, Russia in 2002; LOA : 41 m, B : 12.4 m, Draught : fully loaded at speed / 1.2 m, at rest with retracted foils / 1.7 m, at rest with foils in operational position / 3.4 m; Passenger capacity : 286; Main engines : MJP Waterjets (Mercedes) Type 4000 M70 / 4 x 1740 kW MCR / each 1900-2000 RPM / easy and quick dismantling of main and aux. engines; Gensets : TechnoScan TS90 / 2 x 70kW / 87 KV*A; Gearboxes : Four reversing flange-mounted ZF 4650 / electrically operated; Service speed at sea State 3 : 55 knots; Range (34t DW; 55 kn. speed ; 10% margin) 200 nautical miles; Seakeeping : 2.5 sign. wave height at 100% MCR; Foils : Two fully retractable hydraulically controlled forward fully submerged foils made of high-quality titanium alloy; Interceptors : Two hydraulically controlled transom interceptors made of high-quality titanium alloy; Foil & interceptors control system : MTD / AURORA active Foil & Interceptor; Control System. FICS-3 supplied; Rudders : Two hydraulically controlled suspended rudders made of high-quality titanium alloy providing great control improvement; Classification : DNV 1A1 HSLC R3 Passenger E0, IMO HSC Code, Category A; Accommodation : 62 passenger seats in business class with 1000 mm pitch, 224 passenger seats in tourist class with 900 mm pitch, Self-service bar in business class, Large kiosk/bar, 21 sq.m duty free shop, audio/video entertainment system; Deadweight: 34.000 kg.; Crew : 12×75 kg / 900 kg.; Luggage : 286 x 10 kg / 2860 kg.; Fuel oil : 4740 kg.; Fresh water : 1000 kg.; Duty free goods : 3.050 kg; Capacities : Fuel oil : 10.000 L. Fresh water : 2000 kg. Hydraulic oil : 200 L. Lube oil : 250 L. Waste oil : 250 L; Hull / superstructure : High quality marine grade aluminum alloy type 1561; Service life : 20 years; Environmentally friendly : Extremely low wash up to max speed, low noise. Fulfills IMO emission regulations of Year 2000. Sale price : USD 7.0 MIO; Location : Europe. — Y.Eero, Managing Director, Seahawk Ltd. (seahawk@estpak.ee)

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Lost Members

[2 Jul 03] We have lost touch with the following members and would like to reestablish contact. Each name is followed by the last known postal and/or email address. If you see your name here, please contact us at webmaster@198.143.168.32. If you see the name of someone you know, please let us know the current address or otherwise let the person know that we are trying to get in contact!
Bob Boyle (sovernbob@netscape.net)
Jackim, Dr. Eugene O. (JACKIM1@home.com)
Johs Presthus (life member); Ostre Nestttunvei 16 POB 113; N5051 Nesttun, Bergen, Norway
Schlund, Phil (106641.71@compuserve.com) Zurich Switzerland
James Straus (jrs@osogrande.com)
Yagi, Dr. Hikaru (yagi@mes.co.jp)
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[3 Oct 06] IHS members and others interested in hydrofoils are invited to submit material of interest to the hydrofoil community for possible publication in the newsletter (and/or posting on the website)… an article, a photos, a news clipping, a web page URL, a letter to the editor. Submit by mail or by e-mail, your choice. The newsletter focuses on recent events, current issues, and new projects, but we also love to publish first person accounts of interesting past events and important contributors in the history of hydrofoil development. We do not have formalized author’s guidelines, but if you are not a member and would like a free sample copy to see what the newsletter is like, just ask (be sure to include your postal mailing address if you want the printed version instead of the electronic version.

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Sustaining Members are corporations, companies institutions and other organizations who wish to support the work of the Society.

Island Engineering, formed in 1999, is dedicated to design and engineering support of high performance marine vehicles- primarily for the development of advanced ride control systems.
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) provides a mix of scientists, engineers, naval architects and technicians who are motivated to move ideas from concept through design and prototype.

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