Intercepts hull design is a unique patented (U.S. Patent No. 5,458,078, D358122) modified twin deep –V hull.  The design has been tested by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center utilizing International Standard, ISO 2631/1 part 1 and proven to reduce the accelerations (measured in g’s and Hz) by 50%, increasing reduced fatigue time by 300%.[1]  Put into operational terms, Intercepts design allows its crew to operate in rough sea conditions without feeling the pounding and fatigue effect as is experienced in other Navy and commercial craft. 

The twin deep –V hull design incorporates wave piercing ability with a deep tunnel, both allowing for exceptional tracking and turning capabilities.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) documents the hull to turn at a rate of 41 degrees per second.[2]  The unique characteristics of the design allow the coxswain the option to come alongside a potential hostile boat in a high speed situation with little to no threat of the hostile vessels coxswain out maneuvering it.  Boarding is also more manageable due to the positive control and agility of the hull. Controlling a hostile boat while at speed is easily accomplished with the superior handling, maneuverability and stability of the Night Cat performance Interceptor.

[1] CRDKNSWC-TM-20-97-41 Test Report for 27’ Night Cat Intercept Boats, Inc.

[2] Seakeeping Comparison of Two High Speed Planing Craft, Clifford A. Goudey & Justin Manley MIT Sea Grant College Program


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