GERRIS BOATS
the innovative smart watertaxi

Innovation in a water taxi?

Here are the keywords:

  • reduce waves and then increase allowable speed
  • reduce resistance and increase range in electric mode
  • allow disabled people mobility
  • improve environment sustainability (Electric/Hydrogen)
  • improve comfort and stabilization

 

There are a lot of places where to bring these improvements.

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How it's done

Its design is made of a submerged body for low drag, efficiency and low wave formation at low speed, foils to make the boat “flying” and a system of side mobile hulls, adjustable in their position.

More in deep this concept boat and hull (designed full electric with hydrogen variants, safely stored in the submerged body) offers:

Low drag

Low drag, especially at low and medium speeds, if compared with traditional hulls, and then offers greater electric operation range.

Low wave

Reduced wave formation, especially at low speed, not only when foiling and flying, so it has a great advantage and environment friendliness when used in protected waters.

Stabilization

Superior, high energy roll motion stabilization.

Adjustable height

Adjustable platform/deck height.

These last two features are essentials for a truly accessible water taxi application.

How it works

Multimodal Variable Configuration Hull

Low level displacement mode

Equivalent to a reduced wave making trimaran with a deep keel, this mode can be used from zero speed or when sailing in rough sea, due to high stability.

Flying – Partially foiling

Most efficient drag-wise, to be used as far as practicable. Trim and roll motion controlled. Side hulls offer an additional safety measure when crossing abnormal waves.

RAISED/ ADJUSTABLE EMBARKMENT

Fundamental feature to ensure a truly accessible boat, this configuration can be used also in normal sailing mode, with higher stability, or to adjust draft in shallow waters.

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Gerris Boats in words

“GerrisBoats” (name come from the water strider insect, that glides on lacunal water surfaces) is a startup based on an innovative variable mode hull.

Its design is made of a submerged body for low drag, efficiency and low wave formation at low speed, foils to make the boat “flying” and a system of side mobile hulls, adjustable in their position.

More in deep this concept boat and hull (designed full electric with hydrogen variants, safely stored in the submerged body) offers:

  • low drag, especially at low and medium speeds, if compared with traditional hulls, and then offers greater electric operation range
  • reduced wave formation, especially at low speed, not only when foiling and flying, so it has a great advantage and environment friendliness when used in protected waters
  • superior, high energy roll motion stabilization
  • adjustable platform/deck height

These last two features are essentials for a truly accessible water taxi application.

With a GerrisBoat you can easily board people with very limited mobility, having the possibility of floating stabilized at exactly the same level of the boarding pier, under strong roll motion control.

The same hull platform can be used as water ambulance in restricted canals and for other applications where truly accessibility will be a real plus.

Since boating accessibility is not only a problem for disabled people but in general for a wide range of population that actually is not even thinking to jump on a boat, this hull design is not limited to his social objective: it might represent a new generation platform for pleasure boats and water toys.

GerrisBoats is Verme Projects design and it’s patent pending development has been embedded in an innovative dedicated startup, GerrisBoats Srl, soon involving as supporting shareholders and partners a pool of managers, university of Genoa, disabled people associations and obviously companies and investors interested in developing this platform.