Monday, 03 May, 2010 Technology

Company Turns Old Airplanes Into High-Speed Boats


Hydro Lance is a firm that decided to turn old aircrafts into modern high-speed vessels, with narrow pontoons replacing the wings of the planes. For example, the company can transform an obsolete 727-200 intro a stable, high-speed boat that can reach the speed of 120 knots (140mph).

Its HARTH pontoon system allows the vessels to remain stable on water in any weather condition, with long narrow pontoons being able to spread the forces of waves. Such features make it possible for each vessel, developed by Hydro Lance, to provide a smooth ride.

In addition, according to the company, its boats are able to provide up to 7 times the fuel economy per passenger mile, informs Dvice.

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