Goetz's Red Foiling Catamaran

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  1. brian eiland
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    Can anyone give more info about this boat I saw with a press release,..
    Goetz Composites | Red Foiling Boat - Providence Business News https://pbn.com/goetz-composites-red-foiling-boat/
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    “Everything we do is pretty custom,” said Goetz Composites President Chase Hogoboom, nothing more so than the Red Foiling Boat. “It requires many different skills to make the RFB,” said Hogoboom, and about 10 full-time employees to make one of them. › The Red Foiling Boat involved three years of R&D, and about nine months… "

    Any idea of power source, and how it gets transmitted to the water??
     
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    Seen here during testing on Bristol Harbour, this appears to be a prototype high speed foiling power cat. We did see her rip across the harbour, silently, late one afternoon in the fading light. When I approached the crew later they were unable to talk about the vessel at all, except to say it was an "electric speed boat".
     
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    unnamed source
     
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    I wonder if there is a rudder or similar to "coordinate" turns?
     

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    I would wonder why a separate rudder would be required?

    It appears as those the long legged drives pivot to provide steering, and they unto themselves look like rudders as well?
     
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