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
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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