Variable Speed Surface Effect Boat (SEB)
The Amphfoil’s true value, regardless of performance merit, can only be measured by reaching the end user economically with the adaptability to meet a wide range of diverse applications. Utilizing a strategically located central building facility concept, the Amphfoil was designed and engineered to be shipped with final assembly at various global locations. In addition, the primary Amphfoil structural platform is engineered to accommodate unlimited cabin design configurations for use in a multitude of real world applications. Note: The cabin designs shown on this site are intended to be only inspirational.
Using the state of the art molded epoxy, carbon fiber and Kevlar construction, an Amphfoil is relatively inexpensive to build. The fifteen primary carbon fiber/Kevlar sections and eleven secondary pieces on the Amphfoil (40 foot model) can be molded in one location, moved in conventional shipping containers and assembled thousands of miles away. The sections are epoxy bonded together using the same compound currently used on the Boeing Dreamliner airliner. All the machinery, engines, controls and electronics are “off the shelf” commercially available components eliminating expensive custom made parts. Like the auto industry, different designs and applications use the exact same structural platform on the Amphfoil 40, hulls, wings, foils, controls, etc., with only center cabin configurations being changed avoiding expensive tooling and engineering expense for model changes and expansion. The infrastructure and labor costs for fabrication and assembly are considerably reduced compared to the regional fixed location that the “one-off” aluminum or fiberglass builders are currently using throughout the ferry, recreational and WlG industries. Consumer maintenance, operational and fuel expense is greatly reduced compared to aluminum boats powered by jet/ water pump propulsion. All major parts on an Amphfoil are capable of being “hot swapped” in the field by non-specialized personnel avoiding excessive downtime and expense.
AMPHFOIL DESIGN & ENGINEERING Walter Schulz/STec Inc.
WEBSITE AND LOGO DESIGN Beetle & Company
CAD ASSISTANCE Joseph P. Bolduc
MODEL RENDERS Noah Acosta, Justin DeSilva and Alex Strongwater
ANIMATIONS Aroha Media Pvt., and Noah Acosta
VIDEOS Inshop Videos
LEGAL McInnes & McLane LLP
Shannon Boat Company
19 Broad Common Rd
Bristol, RI 02809 U.S.A.