Technohull Builds a 103-Knot RIB

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Technohull has begun construction on its 38 Grand Sport model, which the Greek RIB builder says achieved 103 knots of top speed in pre-production testing last year.

The builder announced that the 38 Grand Sport will be fast, and practical too. Technohull says the hull can be powered by two Mercury Verados ranging from 300 to 450 horsepower or three 450-hp motors in the super sport version. Its range will be 220 nautical miles.

With a 10-foot 3-inch beam, a super-sharp wave-piercing bow and deep-V hull, Technohull designed the boat for offshore performance at high speeds. The company says scale and full-sized tank testing was performed at the Davidson Laboratory in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The boat will feature some luxurious touches, including solid teak decking, an electric toilet, an external shower, an optional cabin in the bow, LED courtesy lighting and a swim ladder that deploys and adjusts at the touch of a button.

The first completed hulls are expected to hit the water at the end of the summer.

Specifications:

LOA: 38’ 4”

Beam: 10’ 3”

Displ.: 7,400 lbs.

Fuel: 159 gals.

Water: 40 gals.

Power: (2) 300-450-hp Mercury Verados or (3) 450-hp outboards