This Incredibly Fast New Catamaran Looks Like a Villain’s Getaway Ship
Date Published: 08/19/2021 8:03 AM
If you’ve ever wanted to be the villain in a spy movie (and who hasn’t?) then now might be the perfect time. Think about it! You could buy human skulls for your fire pit or watch over your evil underground lair from the comfort of this sinister scorpion arm chair. And now you can even get from point A to point B with this wickedly fast catamaran!
Now sure, maybe catamarans don’t exactly say evil to you, but just think about all the sinister business deals conducted by oil executives in boat shoes! I’m rambling, where was I? Oh right, just look at this thing! Designed by Advanced Aerodynamic Vessels, this lightning fast catamaran, otherwise known as the A2V, can reach a cruising speed of 57 miles per hour and top speeds of 70 miles per hour.
How does the A2V go so fast? It’s because of the catamaran’s aerodynamic shape. Advanced Aerodynamic Vessels took the design of the traditional catamaran and upgraded it to resist drag, improve speed, and deliver superior fuel economy.
Powered by twin 350 horsepower twin diesel engines, the hulls force air underneath the vessel as it accelerates, providing a kind of natural turbo speed effect. This innovative design approach means that the faster the A2V goes, the less fuel it needs.
Currently only a few of these vessels exist, serving as ferries for fancy people at upscale lakeside resorts. For this purpose, the epic catamaran boasts an elegant interior that can hold up to 12 passengers in business class comfort! And because of the fuel efficient design I detailed above, the A2V is actually more sustainable and eco-friendly than conventional ferries (maybe just forget the thing I said about the villainous oil execs).
To make sure everyone stays comfortable while they cruise the seas, the A2V’s large cabin boasts front-facing leather seats with a panoramic window view. Just imagine drinking a dry martini in air-conditioned comfort while the A2V cuts through waves like butter.
The A2V is tough too. Advanced Aerodynamic Vehicles tested it in 8-foot waves with 35 mph winds and it passed with flying colors.
While only a handful of these super fast catamarans are in use so far, Advanced Aerodynamic Vehicles have big plans for the A2V. The recreational version, called the A2V Tender, is going to be usable as a weekend speedboat or an impressive yacht to invite your friends to hang out on (because if you’re able to buy the A2V for recreational purposes, you’re probably rich enough to buy all the friends you want).
The Tender is going to be loaded with features. Want to hang out on the deck? A section of roof can be raised to reveal a 500-foot deck space for sunbathing and entertaining. Instead of the seating arrangement found on the ferry version, the A2V Tender boasts a cabin with a bed, galley and shower.