Posted in | Carbon Nanotubes

Nano-Carbon Fiber Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials

The 54ft boat, Piranha developed by Zyvex Technologies, recently underwent successful sea testing close to Puget Sound in the Pacific Ocean.

It concluded a six month trial in the rough and smooth seas off the coast of Washington and Oregon. It will be unveiled at the Sea Air Space show to be held close to Washington, DC, on April 11.

The Piranha used only 12 gallons of fuel per hour at 25 knots. It has been fabricated from carbon fiber injected with carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and is lightweight, weighing only 8400 pounds, is easy to move around and is cost- effective. It can travel 2800nm without needing to refuel and in rough seas.

The Piranha will sail on the East Coast and stop at the Sea Air Space exposition. Defense personnel are testing its feasibility to be used as an unmanned platform with multiple mission applications, such as anti-piracy, harbor patrol, and oceanographic surveying.

Source: http://www.zyvextech.com/

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Zyvex. (2019, February 12). Nano-Carbon Fiber Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials. AZoNano. Retrieved on April 06, 2020 from https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=22150.

  • MLA

    Zyvex. "Nano-Carbon Fiber Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials". AZoNano. 06 April 2020. <https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=22150>.

  • Chicago

    Zyvex. "Nano-Carbon Fiber Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials". AZoNano. https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=22150. (accessed April 06, 2020).

  • Harvard

    Zyvex. 2019. Nano-Carbon Fiber Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials. AZoNano, viewed 06 April 2020, https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=22150.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Submit