Patent Number: 6,293,218

Title: Tunnel-hulled boat

Abstract: A tunnel-hulled boat that has a high degree of maneuverability at low and high speeds with decreased hydrodynamic drag is disclosed. The tunnel-hulled boat is maneuverable in shallow water and when proceeding in reverse. The tunnel-hulled boat is comprised of a hull having a generally rounded tunnel that extends from proximate amidships to the aft with the depth of the tunnel increasing from its nose end to its aft end. The tunnel has a generally rounded twin entry nose and has a notched aft. A first set of bevels having increasing diameter extend along each side of the tunnel while a second set of bevels are each disposed within a respective one of the first set of bevels proximate the transom of the boat. A pair of sponsons are attached to the transom on each side of the tunnel.

Inventors: White; Ralph Fern (Blountstown, FL)


International Classification: B63B 1/12 (20060101); B63B 1/00 (20060101); B63B 001/32 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018