The secret of speed
– the Xpedition Wing

For adventurers who want the freedom to explore more, the VOODOO will make your oceans smaller and your list of destinations larger.

What sets the VOODOO range of Expedition Cruisers apart from any other boat on the market is their ability to cover huge open ocean distances at high speeds in absolute comfort. And with incredible efficiency.

The secret to achieving a previously unattainable balance of speed and fuel efficiency is the VOODOO’s Xpedition Wing. The Xpedition Wing carries around 50% of the vessels displacement at cruising speed– rising 800mm providing exceptional dynamic wingdeck clearance and lowering the vessels wetted surface area allowing the powertrain to propel the hull at speeds of up to 50knots with a fuel consumption of a vessel half the weight.

The Xpedition Wing presents a new reality, a reality where long distance open ocean passages become normal. A reality where you can exploit short weather windows to get to previously unreachable destinations, all the while with the security of knowing your VOODOO has the performance on tap to easily outrun poor weather.

Handling Characteristics

The lift generated by the Xpedition Wing and the resulting high ride height give the VOODOO a unique set of handling and comfort benefits:

  • When the boat’s on the foil it cuts through small chop effortlessly, giving occupants a feeling that’s often described as hovering or gliding. The ride quality and occupant comfort is simply exceptional.
  • The Xpedition Wing hydrodynamically developed to negate the tendency to porpoise or pitch that’s often associated with foil boats. The boats pitch feels locked in and keeps the nose up in a following sea so the boat accelerates and surfs rather than burying its nose in the back of waves. This extra wave generated speed and lift also means the Voodoo’ is not prone to bow steering which is a significant issue for a lot of boats in following seas.
  • The VOODOO banks slightly into corners at speed giving both a sense of security and stability, and also a very sporty feel. Slow speed manoeuvrability is outstanding with the widely spaced props allowing the captain to screw the boat around almost on the spot.

Handling Characteristics

The lift generated by the Xpedition Wing and the resulting high ride height give the VOODOO a unique set of handling and comfort benefits:

  • When the boat’s on the foil it cuts through small chop effortlessly, giving occupants a feeling that’s often described as hovering or gliding. The ride quality and occupant comfort is simply exceptional.
  • The Xpedition Wing hydrodynamically developed to negate the tendency to porpoise or pitch that’s often associated with foil boats. The boats pitch feels locked in and keeps the nose up in a following sea so the boat accelerates and surfs rather than burying its nose in the back of waves. This extra wave generated speed and lift also means the Voodoo’ is not prone to bow steering which is a significant issue for a lot of boats in following seas.
  • The VOODOO banks slightly into corners at speed giving both a sense of security and stability, and also a very sporty feel. Slow speed manoeuvrability is outstanding with the widely spaced props allowing the captain to screw the boat around almost on the spot.

Safety

The performance of foils is without dispute, but in a boat that has to safely cross oceans performance can’t come with any compromise to safety. As well possessing all the inherent stability and sea-keeping abilities of a multihull, the VOODOO has been engineered so that in the unlikely event of a strike the Xpedition Wing breaks away from the boat leaving the hull intact.

Tunnel Clearance

One of the challenges with traditional catamaran designs is tunnel clearance. A high tunnel clearance is preferable to avoid contact with waves, but the resulting high internal floor height results in poor access to the water, and the increased overall height of the boat creates excess windage. The VOODOO’s Xpedition Wing negates these compromises by letting the boat sit low and close to the water at rest, and lifting to create high tunnel clearance at speed. Who said you can’t have it all?

Safety

The performance of foils is without dispute, but in a boat that has to safely cross oceans performance can’t come with any compromise to safety. As well possessing all the inherent stability and sea-keeping abilities of a multihull, the VOODOO has been engineered so that in the unlikely event of a strike the Xpedition Wing breaks away from the boat leaving the hull intact.

Tunnel Clearance

One of the challenges with traditional catamaran designs is tunnel clearance. A high tunnel clearance is preferable to avoid contact with waves, but the resulting high internal floor height results in poor access to the water, and the increased overall height of the boat creates excess windage. The VOODOO’s Xpedition Wing negates these compromises by letting the boat sit low and close to the water at rest, and lifting to create high tunnel clearance at speed. Who said you can’t have it all?

A smaller environmental footprint

The lower horsepower required to drive the VOODOO’s foil assisted hulls dramatically reduces fuel consumption, exhaust emissions and engine consumables. As well as drastically lowering your energy footprint, the hulls extremely low wake profile causes minimal disruption to your surroundings as you glide past. Even though you’ll be moving faster and covering greater distances, you’ll be leaving less behind.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Achieving the most efficient boats on the market is no simple feat. To combine all of these elements successfully takes engineering and design to an extremely high level. Our Research and Development department has spent years developing, testing and tuning our hull and foil platform, utilizing the most advanced techniques available.

We use highly detailed computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to assess and finely tune the whole system down to every appendage, looking at a myriad of inputs such as water flow, cavitation, pressure, trim, three-dimensional acceleration, force loading, sea keeping, and wake and wave analysis to name a few. On top of this we have subjected our designs to tens of thousands of miles of real world testing, many of them in open ocean waters.

As experts in producing real world results from complex CFD simulations, we also offer this as a service, frequently carrying out CFD studies for some of the most renowned naval architects.

Research and Development is an ongoing field for us as we continue to push our designs and engineering through new barriers to stay at the forefront of what is technically possible.

Go further, faster

Immensely fast and utterly luxurious the Voodoo is the perfect high-speed vessel for the modern explorer. Utilising a unique foil-assisted catamaran hull the Voodoo is capable of cruising at speeds in excess of 40knts with genuine offshore passage making range.

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