Front Drive Boat
Patent No. 5,634,419
Issued: June 3, 1997
Inventor: Hermann K. Cymara, Newfield, NY
A watercraft having its propulsion machinery near the bow. The hull of the craft has a single, tapered bow section, with a drive pod under the center of the bow. The bow section is tapered up into the hull aft of the middle of the craft, while the sides of the craft are extended downward aft of the middle of the craft, forming a double hull at the rear. The drive pod is capable of freely rotating, allowing the craft to be steered by vectoring the thrust at the bow. Because the thrust is pulling the craft from the bow, rather than pushing from the stern, the craft is inherently stable in the manner of a front-wheel drive automobile.
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