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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.

 

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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

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