Construction begins on XSV 17, the new larger 17m / 56ft, 60kts version of Barracuda.
Having successfully completed development of the 11/13m versions of Barracuda, we have begun the manufacture and development of the new 60kts high speed XSV 17m wave piercer design, a larger (17m / 56ft) version of Barracuda. Below, a 1:20th scale model of the design, this is useful as it allows visualisation of how it will look in real life. Pretty good I believe!
Below, the plug for the hull mould under construction, the plan currently is to have the demonstrator, which will become the first saleable version built by end of 2016, early 2017.
For full information view the XSV17 page under our Military craft vessel menu.