Container boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Daniel Cohen, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. Daniel Cohen
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    Daniel Cohen New Member

    I am designing a world cruising power boat that can fit in a 40 foot container. My first idea is 45 foot 90 hp barely stable monohull with small retractable amas and hydrofoils to dampen roll and carry 50 percent of the load . 7000# all up crusing . removeable bow to let it fit in a container . 17 to 20 knot crusing speed. any thoughts out there.
  2. Portager
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    Portager Senior Member

    I like the concept, but maybe you should provide more design constraints. Personally, I prefer my boats to be slower, more efficient, safer and more comfortable, so I would pattern mine on a “totally enclosed lifeboat”, such as .

    The totally enclosed lifeboat would be limited to displacement speed, but it is intrinsically seaworthy, very fuel efficient and safe in nearly any condition. It can also provide tremendous range.

    I would eliminate external appendages, since the sea has a habit of removing them just when you need them the most.

    Mike Schooley
  3. robint777
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    robint777 New Member

    multiple container powered barge

    Interesting to find someone else who is considering a similar idea. Way to go!!!

    I have been exploring plans and ideas for using containers, 2 wide and welding plate to bottoms, sealing various other pockets, adding a bow, adding power and ending up with an unconventional flatish bottom boat.

    I only want 8 to 10 knot cruising ability.

  4. tspeer
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    tspeer Senior Member

    Amazingly, the F-33 trimaran fits into a container, and is designed for offshore sailing. It is also easily trailerable once out of the container and assembled, which provides even more options for mobility and sailing areas.


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