The Proteus prototype is a 100-foot (30 meters) long catamaran with a displacement of 12 tons (24,000 pound) at full load. It is equipped with two 355 hp diesel engines and has a range of over 8000 kilometers (5000 miles) and a top speed of 112 km/h (70 mph). The Proteus is built from several light and strong materials including Titanium, Aluminum and reinforced fabrics. The Proteus prototype has a compartment for two crew members which are all that is required to pilot this large vessel.
The Proteus will be used to test the WAM-V concept which can have various applications ranging from recreation (cruise ship, extreme water sport etc.), research (monitor marine resources) and military (search and rescue vassal, special operations and a base for smaller unmanned crafts).
There is currently no word on when the Proteus will finish its test phase and what might be its price on the market when it will be launched.