HYDROFOIL

AS OPTIONAL

Fully retractable

For shallow waters and easy trailering. 

Offshore

Go faster in rough conditions -- comfort level 10/10.

Shallow draft

600mm draft, approx 300mm more than outboard skeg.

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YOUR SMOOTHEST RIDE

HYDROFOIL PATENT # 2012101872.

HYDROFOILS EXPLAINED BY DESIGNER & INVENTOR,
PAT JONES

FOR ROUGH OFFSHORE CONDITIONS

Every Waverider comes with hydrofoil aspects built into the aggressive reverse chine, which runs the full length of the hull. This produces amazing hydrodynamic lift to the entire boat, even at the bow, which is important to help prevent nose diving.

If you like to travel far offshore, where you're likely to encounter rough seas, you'll love the comfort of additional retractable, submerged hydrofoils to be installed -- a first for mass produced trailer boats in Australia!

Special attention has been paid to the design, to allow them to be fully retractable for fishing while at rest and for ease of travel on trailers. You only need to lower them when you need them, otherwise they stay up and out of the way, under the reverse chine of the hull.

The difference of Waverider boats, when compared to regular monohulls, is like comparing a 4WD to an average sedan.

Most boats are only suitable for fair-weather close-to-shore fishing trips. Not the Waveriders. They're built for long-distance travel through rough weather.

When you want to go further off-road in your 4WD, you've got to add lift-kits & hard core suspension to make it, let alone make it in comfort - which are comparable to adding  submerged hydroils to your Waverider. It's making the best boat even better!

hydrofoils raise your bow out of chop, softening your ride and allowIng you to get home faster

The hull of your Waverider is shaped with inbuilt hydrofoils for controlling the bow, which has a roll-on effect for other performance benefits. Now, you also have the option to add retractable hydrofoils that are lowered 600mm under the hull, to raise the bow out of chop, to soften the ride and allow you to go faster in rough weather.

Hydrofoils are the ultimate in comfort during travel.

Hydrofoils cost just $5,000 (aprox.) in addition to your Wavrider and can only be added during the build process.

MAKE EVERY TRIP FEEL LIKE A FAIRWEATHER DAY

You'll see hydrofoils on large passenger ferries, in places like Sydney Harbour, which give tourists the most comfortable ride and to limit wash. When boats with hydrofoils increase speed, a great amount of lift is created, which raises the hull out of the water, making it a breeze to speed right over chop, and save on fuel consumption.

With the lift that is generated, you can forget about slowly bobbing your way out to sea and crash-landing over the crests of swells. Rough, offshore conditions feel anything but, with a hydrofoil. Get there as fast and as dry as a fair-weather day.

WR550 CC+H OFFSHORE TEST & REVIEW BY JOHN CURNOW, 2019

"You've removed the noise inherent in a plate boat... 15knots in anything else, here we can do 25... mostly it's flying." -John Curnow, 2019

ABOUT JOHN CURNOW:

John Curnow is a highly renowned and respected boat journalist who has experienced the ride of countless different boat designs.

Winner 2012 Yachting Victoria Media and Publicity Award
"Curnow is by far and away the most read marine feature writer in Australia."

2 TYPES OF HYDROFOILS - MANUAL & MECHANICAL LIFT

MANUAL foils

Manual lift foils are easy to deploy and maintain, and you can replace parts quickly & easily if need be.

Both are built incredibly strong and durable, and both require each one to be lowered & raised one at a time.

Manual foils start at $5,000 inc GST for the WR500 CC.

Mechanical foils start at $10,000 inc GST for the WR550 HC.

Manual foils are not suitable for the half cabins due to their location within the cabin corner. Only mechanical, screw-jack foils are suitable, and allow bunks etc to be built around them. The legs are fully enclosed behind an alloy cover with a clear screen window so you can enjoy watching the leg rise and lower at the flick of a switch.

Hydraulic foils

WAVERIDER HYDROFOIL GALLERY

520 CENTRE CONSOLE

WR520CC can also have Hydrofoils.
520

550 CENTRE CONSOLE

550. The Hydrofoils withdraw up, into the boat, so trailering is easy.
WR550CC + Hydrofoils

600 HALF CAB

WR600HC with hydraulic lift hydrofoils
Hydraulic foils

HYDROFOILS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON NEW WAVERIDERS

Due to where they're placed and how they're installed, including making sure all compartments are watertight - fitting the hydrofoils can only be done during a new build, starting when the hull is upside down.

Every aspect of the hydrofoils must be exact; in regards to their location in ratio to the length of the boat, the foil leg & foot size in relation to the boat size & weight, their angle to the keel as well as ensuring the foil foot is level. Pat has perfected all this after quite a few research & development test boats over the past 30 odd years.

Therefore, the foils can not be added to a completely built Waverider later. Nor can they be fitted to another boat shape, even if they are in construction stages. Sorry.

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Hydrofoil stage 2
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HYDROFOIL PATENT # 2012101872

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KAPTEN HYDROFOIL WING PATENT # 2012101872
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