Goetz engineers and laminators worked with Zyvex Technologies on the Piranha Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) in the 4th quarter of 2010. The Piranha USV is the largest boat built from nano-enhanced materials created by Zyvex Technologies and is designed to perform a wide variety of missions like anti-piracy, search and rescue, submarine hunting, and harbor patrol.
Update – Super light nano-carbon boat completes sea testing
The sea trial was performed after six months of testing. The trial was an approximate 600 nautical mile rough-weather sea test off the shores of Washington and Oregon. According to Zyvex, a conventional aluminum or fiberglass boat would have consumed 50 gallons or more per hour at cruise speed, while test results showed that the Piranha consumed only 12 gallons of fuel per hour while cruising at 25 knots. more