Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,026 Reviews & Articles | 50,094 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Win a ZOTAC SONIX PCIe 480GB SSD (Global Entry!)

Francisco, the world's fastest ship, is powered by modified jet engines

Modified jet engines were used to help make the fastest ship in the world
| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jun 30, 2013 11:28 am

Incat, an Australian shipyard, have built what they're calling the world's fastest ship called the Francisco, which is capable of travelling at up to 58 knots, or 67 miles per hour.

 

francisco_the_world_s_fastest_ship_is_powered_by_modified_jet_engines_01

 

How did they achieve this speed? They used two modified jet engines, which power a pair of water jets and makes the Francisco a "high-speed dual-fuel vehicle and passenger ferry". Kim Clifford, Incat Managing Director, said in a statement: "This is certainly the fastest ship in the world. Of course there's a few speed boats that could surpass 58 knots, but nothing that could carry 1,000 passengers and 150 cars, and with an enormous duty-free shop on board."

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!
loading