Flipper-inspired Speed Boat

Throughout history humans have looked to dolphins with awe, envy & inspiration because of the animal’s speed & strength in the oceans. In this stunning example of biomimicry, the Delfino sonic boat merges inspirations from both dolphins & Japanese trains to create a bullet-fast yet super-efficient watercraft. The “fusiform” shape is rounded at the front and slowly tapers at the tail, allowing water to flow inseparably from the front to the back. Besides the technical advantages, the aesthetic is just amazing.

Designer: Yu Hiraoka

10 Comments

  • stephen russell says:

    Radical sea ride for sure
    Needs these:

    Flying Bridge
    longer bow section
    sunning area on rear deck fin space
    Hull acess panel aft for watercraft
    Azipod engines
    escape pods & or lifepods
    Mast

    but retain overall shape.

  • mif991 says:

    Radical concept it is and I am loving it. I don’t have a clue on whether it would work or not, but congrats you have a unique looking concept here. I would listen to Stephen’s advice.

  • Redo says:

    Stop playing with control points, please

  • Ahmad Erbad says:

    Best boat design i`ve seen .. would like to know if it is in the market and if not, when?

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    Thanks

  • Mano says:

    It is a fantastic design I was thinking of introducing glass-windows and scale it to two bed luxury boat.

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