The GT40 uses the same hybrid planing hull technology proven in racing and commercial boats. This allows the combined performance of speed, payload, and shallow draft needed for effective operation, whether uncrewed or optionally manned. This high-speed interceptor or rapid response vessel can reach speeds of 65+ knots with dual engines. A uniquely stable platform, the GT40 can turn at up to 35 knots without exceeding 2 degrees of list.

Decades of accumulated knowledge and experience in the design, operation, and construction of racing, commercial, and pleasure vessels, combined with advanced simulation methods, have culminated in the GT family of high-performance power catamarans.

GT catamarans utilize a unique and patented hull shape that evolved from prior successful Morrelli & Melvin high-performance designs into the GT powercats’ semi-asymmetric demihull cross sections and carefully engineered transverse steps. GTs simultaneously provide best in class speed and efficiency, low vertical accelerations, excellent high-speed maneuvering characteristics, and rock-solid dynamic stability. These features collectively allow operation at high speeds on the open ocean with reduced fatigue and a lower probability of injury or equipment failure.

For the ultimate in efficiency, ride quality, and handling, these vessels can be fitted with hydrofoils. Resistance and fuel economy improvements of up to 25-40% may be realized with the advanced foil system, which is recommended for most GT catamaran applications operating at less than 50 knots. Larger engines can be used to attain higher speeds when needed.

The GT40 platform’s flexibility allows customization for a wide variety of missions, including but not limited to security, policing, search & rescue, logistics, and research operations.

Built with advanced carbon manufacturing techniques, the GT40 often can be produced in six (6) to nine (9) months, depending on the options selected.