IMPROVED EFFICIENCY FROM REDUCED WETTED SURFACES AND RESISTANCE
Air is the key ingredient – pressurized air – entrapped under the hull. Suitable for mono- and multihull vessels – see under water pictures!
The hull integrated air cushion chambers, will support and separate hull and water. In some cases more than 80% of the hull weight is “air cushion borne”. For larger Air Supported Ships the support rate is less.
An ASV is designed for a minimum of air cushion ventilation.
No rubber bags, skirts or other vulnerable remedies are needed. Solid and rigid hull parts sustain the function.
ASV designs can be “tailor made” and / or optimized for different functions, all depending on the end user’s requirements and vessel operation.