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Kormaran Is a New Class of Boat Able to Transform Like Optimus Prime

A young company from Austria has recently unveiled the latest prototype of their Kormaran boat, a new class of vessel that aims to connect the world of luxury yachts with the one of sportscars. Apart from the fact its completely made out of carbon fiber and uses lightweight aircraft technology, probably the boat's greatest feature is its ability to transform even when moving, just like robots do in Transformers movie.
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It combines the agility of a monohull for quick manoeuvres with the stability of a catamaran or trimaran. The Kormaran was also designed to transform into a large bathing platform, a luxury incomparable to many of tender designs currently available. Moreover, according to its creator, the boat can be driven in shallow waters, as well as being able to land on shore.

The use of hydrofoils means that water resistance can be reduced by up to 80%, resulting in higher speeds with lower energy consumption and much more comfortable ride thanks to the decoupling of the waves. Fully made out of carbon fiber (including the monocoque), the Kormaran features integrated formula 1 technology coupled with lightweight aircraft technology and the latest security features.

The Austrians claim they’ve invested EUR 10 million in the project, while the innovative technology behind the transformation and hydrofoils on the new tender has been patented. Even though it’s still in the prototype faze, we can’t wait to see one in action. Meanwhile you should check out their website for a closer look at all its transformation modes.

 
 
 
 
 

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