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The Best Designs For Racing BoatsPosted On: 16/10/2018

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Boat racers or patrol will want to be able to move swiftly through the water to perform better than other boats. Whether in a racing or chase boat, the best designs are necessary for reaching the speeds necessary to their purpose. Hysucat designs hydrofoil boats to facilitate the best racing product.
 

Racing Boats Designs Begins with the Foundation

 
The hull of the boat, or the body that outlines the overall shape, determines many factors such as handling, stability, and speed. A large monohull boat like a cargo ship fits deeply in the water, giving it more stability and storage space. A double hull boat such as a catamaran floats on two pivot points, leaving some space in the middle below the boat. As opposed to a monohull, this gives more ability to turn. Our Hysucat racing boats have a twin-engine configuration. The angle of the two hulls outwards maximizes the propulsion by using the water flow between the two hulls as well as the slipstream created by the foils. Despite having more turning capability, the Hysucat will never roll over in turns because the two hull format gives a great side-end stability.
 

What Is a Hydrofoil?

 
A hydrofoil is a lifting structure that separates the main hull of the boat from the surface of the water. These lift the boat out of the water, allowing higher speeds because of the reduced friction. The Hysucat advantage comes from the improved lift to drag ratio compared to any hull that hydroplanes. The efficiency created by this separation is perfect for racing boats which want high speeds for small components. During rough waters, the lift of the foil will reduce the wetted area of the hull so passengers can stay dry. The foils will also reduce the uneasiness felt by strong waves hitting the boat.
 
The wake of a boat creates artificial tides and adds to the restlessness of waters. Waterside properties experience more erosion and some areas impose laws to protect these properties and ecosystems from wake damage. For boat racers, this means they can’t go as fast in order to reduce their wake. However, a hydrofoil helps to reduce the amount of wake given off at higher speeds. Keeping the hull of the boat distanced from the surface of the water creates a lighter touch. This allows racing boats to reach higher speeds before they create too much wake.
 
While hydrofoils can be complex and costly, they conserve fuel because less effort is required to travel at higher speeds. This lets hydrofoils use smaller, more economical engines. For smoother rides and better sea experiences, Hysucat provides the best racing boat designs. Call us at +1 (252) 923-0430 to learn more.