About this book
High Performance Marine Vessels (HPMVs) range from the Fast Ferries to the latest high speed Navy Craft, including competition power boats and hydroplanes, hydrofoils, hovercraft, catamarans and other multi-hull craft. High Performance Marine Vessels covers the main concepts of HPMVs and discusses historical background, design features, services that have been successful and not so successful, and some sample data of the range of HPMVs to date. Included is a comparison of all HPMVs craft and the differences between them and descriptions of performance (hydrodynamics and aerodynamics). Readers will find a comprehensive overview of the design, development and building of HPMVs. In summary, this book:
- Focuses on technology at the aero-marine interface
- Covers the full range of high performance marine vessel concepts
- Explains the historical development of various HPMVs
- Discusses ferries, racing and pleasure craft, as well as utility and military missions
High Performance Marine Vessels is an ideal book for students and teachers in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; staff members, technicians, and engineers of marine transportation units, shipping companies, shipyards, ship research institutes, and other concerned units for both civil and naval organizations;and all people who are interested in the HPMV in both military and civil applications.