Once again, technology finds inspiration in nature. This Orca-like craft is actually a catamaran.
Paritet Boat, the Moscow-based boat manufacturer, has released a successor to the glass-bottom Looker. The Looker is a hydrofoil boat--a boat with two wing-like struts mounted to the bottom of the hull. When you pick up enough speed, the hydrofoils raise the entire hull out of the water and you're essentially riding on the hydrofoils. This provides less drag and, therefore, less fuel needed for going fast.
Paritet's newest boat, the Ellips, has the same whale-shaped design, but is actually a catamaran. This means … Read more