This year went FAST in more ways than one! We launched our first of three new boats just nine days into January. Our floats were out of the water, there were ice cakes in the river, high temps in the low 20's, a light snow falling and we needed to sea trial a boat designed and built to achieve a top speed of over 50 mph. Despite some cold fingers the sea trial was a resounding success. PELICAN clocked in at 53 mph. But part of the success of this design is that you don't have to go that fast. In a traditional deep vee the stern squats and the bow points up until you climb over that b
ow wave and plane. If you want to see where you're going you've got to either idle or floor it. Due to her shallower deadrise PELICAN will keep her trim at a range of speeds. So if you ever get sick of screaming along at 53 mph you can slow down and actually enjoy the view.
Check out this video of the sea trial, and for more on PELICAN's design and construction
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