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Boat Details

2009 built super-stealth craft running on twin Lycoming gas turbines. Low radar signature geometry, articulated wings, built in 8086 aluminium, with central pod to accommodate 18 (16 passengers, pilot and co-pilot). WOW!

 

Offered to co-brokers on a commission split of 50/50.  

Broker's Comments

Use your imagination; this could be an exotic ferry, an oilrig supply boat, a super cool party boat or a security boat for a private home/island or perhaps for piracy prevention patrols! A go-fast, no matter what the sea conditions are – or where you are - vessel.  

 

Designed to maneuver quickly, as her design mission from Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. was: “Deliver class-leading performance to commercial and defense applications through our propriety marine technologies, while continuing to innovate and advance the state-of-the-art in high performance marine systems.”

 

The genius of the founder of Juliet Marine was solving the technical challenge of controlling small water plane area twin hull vessels at high speed. GHOST has shown that it can safely and smoothly transport personnel and payloads through high seas at over 30 knots! Her original build price was well over $6M USD, so her current ask is fairly remarkable.   

 

GHOST can be transported, disassembled of course, via a tandem trailer, and in that case, a trailer-mounted crane for in field assembly would be recommended.  

 

Currently in de-commissioned status in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA – which is reflected in the current asking price. The owner is more than willing to discuss the cost to have GHOST launched and fully operational if that is of interest to the buyer. Should the buyer want her shipped out, our office can assist you with the logistics involved, either via trucking or trucking/freighter.  

 

This is a unique vessel, no question, as it has the potential to be used in so many ways. Her owner is standing by to answer your questions.

Owner’s Comments (Company Profile)

Riding on Underwater Rails

High speed, flat ride, low fuel consumption

 

Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) is focused on solving problems that have been facing navies and commercial shipping for hundreds of years, including how to travel the oceans at high speed without suffering the effects of water and wave conditions. JMS has developed a high speed, smooth riding SWATH boat (GHOST) that eliminates the debilitating components affecting most current boats pounding through the waves at any speed. The dramatic improvements demonstrated in the GHOST vessel are due to pioneering technologies that allow the underwater hulls to be surrounded by a thin boundary layer of gas, which dramatically reduces friction on the hull and provides for better vessel control. The key feature to these technologies is the ability to generate enough gasses to create a boundary layer and not take power away from propulsive needs. These technologies can be used for all submarines, torpedoes, unmanned vehicles and ocean going ships to decrease transit times, reduce stress on crew, and reduce fuel burn. Juliet Marine Systems has patented technologies that were once subject to Secrecy Orders imposed by PTO/NAVY because of the strategic military advantages they could provide.

 

The GHOST has game changing range, cruise speed, sprint speed, and payload capacity. It generates abundant electrical power to serve the requirements of a wide array of mission based payload modules. Innovative design and fabrication techniques, coupled with game changing fuel-efficient design, translate into lower total ownership costs and superior operational characteristics. The GHOST's high sprint speed, long loiter time, and abundant and easily reconfigurable payload capability assure sea space dominance for today’s warfighter.

 

Industries including offshore oil/gas, water taxi, and high value cargo transport could all benefit from the GHOST capabilities. In addition, select components including the modular engine assembly and propulsion pods could be configured as direct drop-in replacements for a wide range of existing and future vessels. Based on performance, total ownership costs and payload flexibility, the GHOST vessel stands up very well economically and operationally to alternatives such as helicopters and other high-speed surface craft.

 

Juliet Marine Systems - first to invent, first to prove operation, and first to market.

Key Facts

GHOST is a reconfigurable high speed SWATH vessel that delivers:

  • Inherent shock mitigation from hull form for reduced personnel injury/fatigue and improved sensor/weapons accuracy.
  • Shallow (4 foot) draft for coastal operations.
  • Low radar and visual signature.
  • Tactical maneuverability in high sea states.
  • Hybrid turbine or electric drive for high speed operations and/or long loiter times.
  • Optional active drag reduction, increase speed with no added fuel/power.
  • Modular mission payload bay with numerous military and commercial configuration options.

Documentation

  • Full Electronic Format Documentation Package to include Operation, Essential Service, Transport, Storage and Handling Instructions included with Base Vehicle Delivery.
  • Additional service documentation is available on request, to be quoted separately.

Trailer

  • Low Cost, Reliable and Simple Trailer System Consisting of the following:
    1. Air Ride Suspension for smooth over the road operation.
    2. Trailer mounted crane for In-Field Assembly of Ghost-Tactical Vessel.
    3. On-Board Air Cooled Diesel Generator for In-Field Operation.
  • Tandem Trailer required for dis-assembled Ghost-Tactical transport over the road.

Construction

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • All aluminum construction 8086.
  • Paint - Awlgrip, Sea Hawk Ablative Bottom Paint.
  • Low Radar Signature Geometry.
  • Service points for powering and mounting external antennas and sensors.
  • Command Module with 576 cubic foot Reconfigurable Mission Bay including;
  1. Seating capacity for 14 Passengers with Gear.
  2. Segregated Cockpit with seating for Pilot and Weapons Officer.
  3. Additional mid-body seating for 2 personnel suitable for Navigator, Additional Weapons Officers or other uses.
  4. Rear door access.
  5. Emergency hatches ceiling of cockpit and floor of cockpit.
  6. Wing Actuation Jack-Screw System.
  7. Swim platform.
  8. Fuel filtration and fuel monitor system.
  9. Service Generator- Farymann18W- 45KW.
  10. Pneumatic System.
  11. DC Battery System with Integrated Charge and AC Inverter System- 120V+240VA.
  12. Anchoring and Docking Equipment, Lines, camels, Fenders.
  13. Boarding Ladder and Dock Fender System.
  • Articulated Wings and Underwater Structure encompassing;
  1. Propulsion package (detailed below) and Drive Train.
  2. Contra-Rotating Propeller System with Debris Guard.
  3. Fully Integrated Hydraulic Steering and Ride Control Actuators.
  4. Inlet Air / Water Separators with Remote Air Control Louvers.
  5. Fire Suppression.
  6. Fuel Storage System in BTF.
  7. Ballast System.
  8. Trim Water Control System.
  9. Bilge Pump System (Auto, Manuel, High water Alarm).
  • Full Climate Control System in both Cockpit and Command Module-Dometic 2700 BTU Vector Compact.
  • All aluminum construction 8086.
  • Paint - Awlgrip, Sea Hawk Ablative Bottom Paint.
  • Low Radar Signature Geometry.
  • Service points for powering and mounting external antennas and sensors.

Machinery

Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 2 Lycoming T53 gas turbine engines with Electronic Fuel Control Modules. 1800hp.
  • Inlet Air / Water Separators with Remote Air Control Louvers.
  • Water cooled Exhaust Jacket.
  • Custom JMS / Tandler Planetary Gearbox transmission.
  • Custom JMS clutch.
  • Tandler Contra-Rotating Propeller Gearbox.
  • Oil lubrication and cooling system with integral monitoring components.
  • Custom Engine Control + monitoring PLC Glen-denning Throttle controls.

 

Maintenance & Performance:

  • Maximum speed 32.5 knots, +5% with drag reduction.
  • Max wave height at full speed: 6 to 8 feet.
  • Range Envelope: 350-500 miles.

 

Propulsion & Steering:

  • Contra-Rotating Propeller System with Debris Guard; Contra Rotating Tractor Style Propellers- plus extra set.
  • Fully Integrated Hydraulic Steering and Ride Control Actuators.
  • Trim Water Control System.
  • Hybrid propulsion electric or gas turbine.

 

Other Mechanical Equipment:

  • Pneumatic System.

Flight Control System

  • ABS Certified Flight Control System with integrated network redundancy consisting of the following components:
    1. Central Control Processing Unit.
    2. Backup Processing Unit.
    3. Four Quadrant Processing Units capable of independent (fail safe) operation.
    4. 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit.
    5. Ride Height Monitoring Sensor.
    6. Operator Interfaces with Dual operator Input.
    7. Ethernet Network Router and Switch with back up.
    8. Isolated Power Amplifiers for reliable “always live” operation.
    9. Fail-Safe shut down capability.

Electrical Systems

Battery Banks:

  • DC Battery System with Integrated Charge and AC Inverter System- 120V+240VA.

 

Generator:

  • Service Generator- Farymann18W- 45KW.

Plumbing Systems

Bilge Pumps:

  • Bilge Pump System (Auto, Manuel, High water Alarm).

Tankage

Fuel:

  • Total capacity of 6435.2 litres (1,700 US gallons).
  • Fuel filtration and fuel monitor system.
  • Fuel Storage System in BTF.

Navigation Equipment

  • Furuno Navigation Package- Nav Net 3D, Black box, 6 VEI Displays, Spot light, Flir Thermal imaging camera.
  • Dual GPS System.
  • Digital Compass.
  • Dual VHF Radio Configuration with Internal Communications Network- ICOM M602.
  • Central “Watchdog” Alarm System.
  • Dual Depth sensors.
  • 12 internal remotely operated cameras.
  • Engine monitoring suite.
  • Data Acquisition and storage system with “real-time” monitoring.
  • Engine controls and engine performance monitoring.
  • Lighting: Low Power LED – Daylight White and Night Ops Red.
  • Data Telemetry Package.
  • Remote Operations Ready.
  • Full Digital Controls.
  • Accommodation for MIL-Spec VHF and Shipboard Radio Systems- Fio Scan Fuel Monitoring.

Domestic Equipment

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Full Climate Control System in both Cockpit and Command Module-Dometic 2700 BTU Vector Compact.

Deck Equipment

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Anchoring and Docking Equipment, Lines, camels, Fenders.
  • Boarding Ladder and Dock Fender System.

 

Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Fire Suppression.

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Specifications

  • BuilderCustom
  • LocationUnited States
  • Built2009
  • Price£1,434,800
  • Length18.9 m
  • Hull MaterialAluminum
  • Beam12.2 m
  • Max Draft1.83 m
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Lycoming
    • Model: T53 gas turbine
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard
  • Engine 2
    • Make: Lycoming
    • Model: T53 gas turbine
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

Contact Seller

Berthon International
40 Mary Street Newport 02840 United States
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