TECHNOHULL®’s fastest ever boat is now just a few months away from hitting the water. Several units of the hotly-anticipated 38 Grand Sport are at the moulding stage, with delivery anticipated at the end of the summer. When they splash, they will set a new standard for the Greek RIB builder, and for the industry globally.
Pre-production models tested last year achieved a blistering top speed of 103 knots over the ground, equivalent to 118mph. And yet the 38 Grand Sport is able to offer such performance in offshore conditions with astonishing stability and comfort, thanks to its ground-breaking Dynastream hull design.
Packing two Mercury Verado 300/350/400/450hp outboards as options on its notched transom, or three 450hp motors in the super sport version, the 38GS offers serious power. Combined with its relatively narrow 3.1m beam, and a super-sharp semi wave-piercing bow, this boat achieves exhilarating speeds that would have seemed unthinkable in the leisure market even a few years ago. And all in perfect safety.
A new deck layout featuring a sun pad at the bow and twin loungers aft, plus a streamlined, low profile helm console make this TECHNOHULL®’s sportiest looking boat yet. The yard’s proprietary shock-mitigating bucket seats offer supreme comfort at speed, or spec your favourite Shockwave or Ullman seat. Either way, the second-row seats feature fold-up bolsters and ergonomic footrests for guest comfort.
To complete the sports look, carefully-stitched Spradling fabrics come in a huge range of colours and styles to suit you.
TECHNOHULL® is able to offer this sort of performance thanks to its patented Dynastream hull, which took five years to develop with a dedicated in-house team of naval architects. The design employs three distinct steps in this hull, to channel in air and provide lift, natural cushioning and unprecedented stability at all speeds. This hyper-ventilated hull shape is 10-15 per cent more efficient than previous TECHNOHULL® designs, offering lower fuel consumption for higher speeds.
Through a rigorous process of CFD simulation, scale and full-sized tank testing, and the expertise of the renowned Davidson Laboratory of New Jersey, TECHNOHULL® has gained a thorough understanding of this technology. It is part of what allows the boat to plane at low speeds and achieve its eye-watering top speed.
What’s more, the super deep-V hull form gives the 38 Grand Sport true offshore capabilities. It deflects spray in even a heavy seaway and makes light of tough conditions – just as well considering the boat’s 220 nautical mile range. It has always been TECHNOHULL®’s goal to deliver safety and ease of handling at any speed.
Just because this is a fast boat doesn’t make it a spartan one. TECHNOHULL® has gone to some pains to ensure that the 38 Grand Sport offers real luxury. Besides the high-quality solid teak decking, there is also an electric toilet, external shower and the option of a snug cabin in the bow.
Choose between the open console or the elegant hardtop for better weatherproofing; add an extra canvas shade mounted on sleek, carbon poles. There is all-round LED courtesy lighting, too, and a bathing ladder which deploys and adjusts at the touch of a button.
As you’d expect with TECHNOHULL®, the build quality is superb and a wide range of customisation requests can be delivered. Whether you want a unique look for your 38 Grand Sport, or to match it to a larger yacht, TECHNOHULL®’s in-house designers can make it happen.
In the quest for the most thrilling ride you can find afloat, in the greatest comfort and style, you need look no further than the 38 Grand Sport.
Grand Sport 38 brief specifications
(*) Top speed indications are based on TECHNOHULL®’s factory testing program. Actual boat speed may vary depending on weight, fuel load, water conditions, wind, engine package, engine tuning, propellers, number of passengers and numerous other factors.
About TECHNOHULL® – A sea story of Greek pride
TECHNOHULL® is a Greek company known for their impressively fast and safe high-end RIBs. Over the last fifteen years, the experienced and enthusiastic TECHNOHULL® team has expanded in the international boating market, achieving both remarkable and stable growth in production and sales. Based in Athens, TECHNOHULL® has a business network that promotes the excellence of “Made in Greece” with their one-of-a-kind aesthetic taste, design & innovation appeal.
TECHNOHULL®, after 14 years and many hundred RIB produced has become one of the most respected producer of high-performance luxury boats. It all started in Alimos (Athens), where passionate RIB owners were looking for a better option for their concept of performance related luxury. So they decided to build their own RIBs. Since then the company’s growth has never stopped, and the company has never forgotten the yard’s mission: to provide the ultimate in high performance finely finished RIBs. Today the yard offers a complete product mix, with more than 30% annual growth and 60% of turnover coming from exports. A successful Greek case history, based on innovative thinking, obsession to detail, real hard work, an aesthetic touch and passion. Since the company’s inception, TECHNOHULL®’s mission is based on four core values: extreme performance, perfect safety and seaworthiness, top efficiency and long distance travelling ability.
Each element of a TECHNOHULL® RIB is produced and installed by highly expert in-house artisans, from the mould and hull layers to the teak decks.Every single model unit is designed from scratch and is based on a different hull model to best fit the length and the different characteristics required by its owner. Highest quality materials are selected in every construction and finishing process. Top quality gelcoat color multi-directional fibers and high-quality resins are standard in every boat. All TECHNOHULL® models are equipped with ORCA Penel Flippo 1670 tube fabrics. Vacuum infusion technology, epoxy materials and of course hand-laid polyester are all combined when producing the composite elements. Completing the sophisticated hull design, top quality techniques and materials are applied throughout - the required process for building a masterpiece. Many parts are built of pure carbon fiber, further reducing overall weight. Throughout the production process ISO 9001:2008 standards are strictly followed.
TECHNOHULL® DynaStream patented hull technology. By evaluating the working envelope of each model and the demands of the range, TECHNOHULL® has derived separate hull design constraints. Using state-of-the-art computer programmes and hull structure algorithms, key hull design aspects have been confirmed. After several design loops, the hydrodynamic profile is streamlined. As a result, strake geometry, step number, step positioning and the variable dead-rise distribution along the hull’s surface have been optimised. The combination of the above has resulted in a boat that is perfectly balanced, efficient and extremely seaworthy, perfect for fast commuting, yet with a very smooth and safe ride, providing a high thrill factor both for the expert and newcomer.
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