Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hydrofoils in the fifties

The postwar boom in technology and materials as well as exploding pleasure boat sales in the fifties brought new versions of old ideas to the industry. Unfortunately, this hydrofoil concept still didn't catch on. I'm not sure whose design the above boat is, the "Wing" logo looks home-made, though Grumman did into introduce their version with folding foils (below) in 1958.

Popular Mechanics Feb 1961

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