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IMDS 2019: Sagaris, a high speed hydrofoil motorboat for potential navy service


However designed for civil use, Sagaris is a high-speed hydrofoil motorboat concept that could interest navies. With more than 60 years in activity and over 8,000 vessels launched, Alexeev's Hydrofoil Design Bureau designs and manufactures hydrofoils, air-cavity vessels, hovercrafts, transport-amphibian platforms, ekranoplans, Giuseppe Filippone reports on PowerBoat World.


IMDS 2019 Sagaris a high speed hydrofoil motorboat for potential navy service Sagaris hydrofoil (Picture source: Navy Recognition)


Besides commercial vessels, this shipyard produces high-performance pleasure boats which take advantage of the leading-edge technology and broad experience developed, vessels that combine top performance, passenger comfort and ease of use. Sagaris has been specifically designed to offer exhilarating high speeds in a small and easily handed motorboat.

Used as a tender for superyachts, this is a boat that will not pass unnoticed in any context. Top level performances are one of the main features of Sagaris: she has been engineered for up to 55 knots speed, and this is achieved with a single engine with sterndrive propulsion. Construction is a combination of light alloy for the hull with composite materials for the cabin and part of the deck. Foils are in stainless steel and incorporate an anti-collision system. For extra safety, the boat has been designed with watertight bulkheads and buoyancy compartments to make her unsinkable.

Military applications of this concept are possible, be it armed or not. 


IMDS 2019 Sagaris a high speed hydrofoil motorboat for potential navy service 2 The Sagaris hydrofoil can reach 55 knots (Picture source: SeaBoats)