The 38 Grand Sport – the fastest boat designed by Greek RIB builder Technohull – is due to hit the water in the coming months.
In testing last year, pre-production models achieved a lightning-quick top speed of 103 knots, which equates to 118mph. The yard cites the speed to the RIB’s Dynastream hull design and its powerful motors.
The 38 Grand Sport has been developed over five years by Technohull’s team of naval architects and features a “hyper-ventilated” hull shape, tested at the Davidson Laboratory in New Jersey. According to the yard, it means that the RIB should be 10-15 per cent more efficient than any other Technohull products.
Power comes from two Mercury Verado motors of 300, 350, 400, or 450hp on the notched transom. In the super sport version, three 450hp motors provide even more speed. The maximum range is expected to be 220 nautical miles.
To ensure comfort on board despite the speed, 38 Grand Sport comes equipped with sunpads, shock-mitigating bucket seats and an optional bow cabin. The boat will be available in both open-console or hardtop versions, and customisation requests can be integrated.
A number of units of the model have now reached the moulding stage with the 38 Grand Sport set to be available for purchase within the coming months.
Source: Boat International