UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE IN DESIGN
After extensive research into Tri-Hulls and Cathedral Hulls in the late 80’s, both of which have been in existence for many years, GMD developed the lines for what is now registered as the Air Rider.
THE AIR RIDER’S ABILITY TO SAFELY FOLLOW AND QUARTER SEAS AS WELL AS ITS INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO CARRY LOAD WHILST MAINTAINING SPEED, SETS THE BENCHMARK FOR DESIGN.
The finely tuned hull shape has a well established reputation in several fields including patrol, sea search and rescue and commercial fishery.
What sets the Air Rider apart are the unique, two full length outer hull tunnels, which entrap air, causing aerated water to lubricate the hull tunnels. This effect gives a softer ride and safer handling in ALL sea conditions. The Air Rider is the most dynamically stable hull shape that GMD has developed over the past 15 years.
- The hull self corrects when running in following seas
- Air Rider hulls feel more stable at rest than an equivalent size monohull, making for a safer work platform.
Our largest Air Rider to date is our 38 knot 19m Patrol vessel while our fastest Air Rider to date is our 17m 54 knot “Millennium Falcon”.
Air Rider® is a registered trademark of Global Marine Design.