Our unique foil assist technology provides an optimal self-correcting dynamic. The foils carry between 40% to 75% of the vessel’s displacement. This reduces the hulls’ volume which greatly decreases drag and improves seakeeping.
Efficiency, seakeeping, low wake wash, and decreased emissions provide substantial benefits to our customers. Reduced drag on the underwater sections of our vessel improves efficiency. This results in lower propulsion requirements, reduced fuel consumption, and a lighter vessel.
The hydrofoil wings create an inherent dampening effect, giving the vessel a much smoother ride. This enables the boat to operate at a higher average speed in rough and unpredictable seas. Lowered resistance and decreased propulsion power reduce wake wash signature which is beneficial for waterways that have wave wash restrictions and limitations. Additionally, the foil assist cat is the optimal form for the type of use that requires speeds over 30 knots.
Other Bering Marine advantages include operator friendliness — no special knowledge or skills required to operate — and a 30% reduction in fuel burn at operating speeds. A 50% reduction of vertical accelerations improves passenger comfort and reduces scantlings. In critical wake wash applications, the Hysucat foil system achieves a wave cancellation effect between the hulls and foils. The catamaran hull also provides higher initial stability for lower resistance and improved passenger comfort.