The XSR48 has been developed as a collaboration of several world-class designers and construction partners, including hull designer Fabio Buzzi, award winning super-yacht designers Redman Whiteley Dixon, and the world’s leading expert on composite marine structures – High Modulus. Over 55,000 man hours were put into the development of the XSR48, with designers, naval architects, craftsmen and engineers exploring every aspect of the hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, aesthetics, ergonomics, propulsion, power and performance.
The XSR48 is the result of the experience and proven success of Ian Sanderson and Peter Dredge, founders of XS Marine Group. Sanderson and Dredge, who have broken 11 world records together, won the world’s toughest powerboat racing championship in 2001 (The European Endurance Championship) and have been awarded the prestigious RYA ‘Yachtsman of the Year’ award no-less than three times.
Depending on the engine choice, the XSR48 will be able to reach a top speed of 109mph/175kph and will cost a bit more than 1-million British Pounds – quite a bargain.
TFOT recently covered several other interesting watercrafts, including the Transparent Canoe, which allows its user to see the underwater world beneath the boat, the UH-19XRW Hoverwing, which combines the features of a boat, an airplane and a hovercraft, and last but not least the Dolphin Watercraft, which is a fully submersible vessel designed to mimic the look and abilities of a dolphin.