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Marine Advanced Research WAM-V Proteus

Marine Advanced Research WAM-V Proteus

Marine Advanced Research WAM-V Proteus

Marine Advanced Research WAM-V Proteus

The WAM-V Proteus from Marine Advanced Research, INC is a Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel, a new class of watercraft based on a patented technology that delivers a radically new seagoing experience. The first WAM-V vessel was named 'Proteus' by Hewlett-Packard, one of the sponsors, and suggests that the Proteus is the first of its kind.

Unlike conventional boats which force the water to conform to their hull shape, the Proteus adjusts to the shape of the sea. The WAM-V Proteus is a superlight flexible catamaran consists of a superstructure flexibly connected to several components which move in relation to one another. Springs, shock absorbers and ball joints articulate the Proteus and therefore take dynamic stresses away from the structure, cargo and crew.

An engine pod containing the propulsion and ancillary systems are attached to each hull, and a specially designed hinge ensures that the propellers are in the water at all times.

Being a modular vessel the payload of the WAM-V Proteus can be changed rapidly, under and hour. In most versions the payload is a self-contained watercraft which can lower to the water and operate under its own power.

Constructed from titanium, aluminium and reinforced fabrics the hi-tech WAM-V can be built to different lengths to match specific applications, it also has ocean-crossing capabilities, a range of 5000 miles, low fuel consumption, a low draft, and small wake resulting in a lower impact on the environment.

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Marine Advanced Research, INC.

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