Originally Posted by capt vimes
well - the fastest tri and record holder over 500 m and the nautical mile does not have an inverted bow...
what does that tell us?
The Hydroptere comes from the past (1994) and it is a design that has been continually upgraded. Both amas (lateral floaters) have already inverted bows and as all new contemporary racing trimarans, the development project previews also an inverted bow on the main hull as well as a rigid wing. As you know the project has run out of funding on the last years and that is what explains the delay in upgrading the boat.
Some pictures, the first one comparing the existent with the project from some years ago and the last one with the last development:
I hope they found the money to go ahead with the new boat that should be miles ahead from the older one. In fact the new boat makes the previous version look quite old