The Turner Edge is a revolutionary technology that
incorporates a new multi-hull design for marine vessels.
Larger boats benefit from a new method of trapping air underneath the ship. More than half of the vessel’s sub-surface hull rides on a cushion of air.
With a smaller boat the narrow skis it rides on between the air pockets help the vessel rise quickly to a planing posture where there is very little drag. The result is greater efficiency, with larger payloads carried at higher speeds even in rough water that would force boats with conventional hulls to throttle back.
We mentioned the ability of the Turner Edge technology to improve buoyancy. This effect actually increases when the vessel is under way, with the ski structures making waves in the air pockets that further boost lifting capacity.
There is also a feature that can transfer air between the outboard air pockets. This capacity could counter the rock of a cruise ship to keep it level in heavy seas. Other potential benefits of this air transfer include load leveling and cross-wind tilting.
U.S. Patent 9,254,891 granted Feb. 9, 2016.
Canadian Patent 2,869,538 granted April 11, 2017.
Our groundbreaking new hull design has two key components. Ski-like structures running from bow to stern increase lift, reduce friction and greatly improve fuel efficiency. An air-delivery system for the pockets between the skis reduce the vessel’s draft, boost stability and mobility, and generally improve performance.
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