The fastest boats in the world
Top 10 fastest boats in the world! It is much easier to list the fastest cars in the world. It is still four wheels and a motor.
With boats, everything gets complicated. On the water, the size of the boats is very different, as are their shape and their means of propulsion.
One cannot compare a catamaran with a superyacht or a sailboat. But there are still boats that are out of the ordinary and which, each in their own way, break speed records.
Whether sailing or motorized, here are some of the fastest boats in the world.
Eagle Class 53
The Eagle Class 53 is a gray catamaran with foils and a rigid wing. It is not a racing boat but a private catamaran designed for family cruising while being a revolutionary semi-rigid.
Eagle Class 53 is an extreme dayboat whether for sailing, pure speed, or performance.
It can take ten people on board with real comfort and is said to be a mixture of Rolls Royce and Ferraris.
The boat easily exceeds 35 knots, even when the wind is light, ie close to 65 km / h. It was manufactured in a yard created for the occasion with designers all linked to the America Cup.
The Vestas Sailrocket
This sailboat was designed by British naval architect Malcolm Barnsley.
Since November 24, 2012, he has held the world speed record for a sailing boat. Over 500 meters, it reached an exceptional speed of 65.45 knots or 121.06 km / h.
He managed to peak at 68.01 knots for a second. This same sailboat is also the fastest over a nautical mile (or 1,852 meters) with 59.37 knots or 109.94 km / h.
All this with just one person on board! The record is still to be broken.
The Spirit of Australia
The Spirit of Australia is a hydroplane specially designed to beat the speed record on the water.
He actually broke this record in 1978 by reaching 511.13 km / h!
It was the first to cross the 261-knot barrier and even managed to peak at 275 knots. All with a very limited budget.
The Spirit of Australia can still be admired at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbor in Sydney, Australia.
The Yacht Alpha
In 2017, the fastest production motorboat in the world was the Yacht Alpha and its 11.71 meters in length.
It reaches a speed of 80 knots, or 148 km / h while being luxurious, easy to use, and very powerful.
It’s a mix of classic boat and 1960s sports car with all the modern elements one would expect to find on a modern yacht.
Lamborghini yacht, the Tecnomar
This one-of-a-kind, limited edition boat is directly inspired by the 2020 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 and it is true that it looks a lot like it.
It carries two MAN V12 engines developing power of 2000 hp each.
Therefore, it has 4000 horsepower to propel this yacht up to 60 knots or 111 km / h. In carbon fibers, it measures 19.2 meters for a weight of 24 tonnes which remains very light for this type of boat.
This 41.5-meter long motoryacht was designed in 2000 by Izar. It belonged to the royal family of Spain.
It reached a very respectable speed of 130 km / h.
Inside, shiny sycamore wood and beige leather, a large main living room, a TV center, a dining room.
But it is above all its machinery space that is impressive with three compartments separated by watertight partitions. housing two 1280 horsepower MAN engines and three 6,700 horsepower Rolls Royce gas turbines driving three Kamewa water jets.
With 68 knots, a range of 1,800 nautical miles at 12 knots, she is one of the fastest boats in the world.
The 118 WallyPower
It is a 36-meter superyacht built by the Wally shipyard in the 2000s. Its look makes it totally unique and evokes submarines.
Three large gas turbines of 5,600 horsepower each develop a total power of 16,800 horsepower. They are associated with a Rolls-Royce Kamewa transmission with two adjustable side jets and a fixed central jet.
In a relay, two diesel engines of 370 horses can add to their power. This gives a speed of over 110 km / h with a range of 1,800 miles at nine knots but only 300 miles at 60 knots. All for consumption of 3,500 liters per hour!
It has angular lines, a large glass surface, and is reminiscent of a stealth ship. Power and speed come together with air intakes reminiscent of those of Formula 1.
The sleek luxury interior can accommodate 10.