Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel

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Yeah that’s a mouthful of a name…so go with WAM-V. Got to say this is one of cooler designs I have seen, much better than the Flipper boat . Apparently WAM-V is modular and can host either a luxury cabin for two, simple cruising accommodations for up to six passengers, twelve passenger transport, scuba diving platform, lab for collection and on site analysis of specimen, oceanographic equipment deployer, emergency response unit, or a surveillance station

Dr. M (1628 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





5 comments on “Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel
  1. I dont’ know the price as of yet. It looks like they are still in the prototype phase so no word on how long it will take for them to go into production (if they ever will).

  2. I don’t know about water but that thing looks like it could literally blow away on some conceivable winds. The article says it is low draft, which to me implies no keels? Maybe extendible ones. I don’t think you would need a sail with that.

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