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Project Kormaran: The Transforming Tender

This six-stage transforming craft project is backed by Porsche family member.

January 15, 2015

Kormaran Transforming Tender: Catamaran

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Kormaran

Kormaran Transforming Tender: Bathingmode

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Kormaran
Kormaran

Kormaran Transforming Tender: Flightmode (foil)

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Kormaran
Kormaran
Kormaran

Update: They actually built the boat!

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Even Optimus Prime would be jealous of what project Kormaran is cooking up now. Its new design morphs into six different boat styles.

Modes:

– Monohull

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– Catamaran

– Trimaran

– Flightmode (turns into a foiling vessel)

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– Bathingmode (turns into a leisure craft)

– Nightmode (turns into overnight boat)

Carbon fiber, teak, stainless steel, titanium and fine leather are being used to build this at-sea chameleon, which should come as no surprise considering the project is backed by German car Magnate Daniell Porsche.

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It’s been reported that the prototype vessel will launch off Porto Montenegro on June 3.

Project History:

– 2007: Ideas and Visions

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– 2009: Patents, Market Analysis and Location Study

– 2010: Company Founded in Salzburg

– 2011: Start of Engineering, First Design

– 2012: Buildup of Prototype 1 (Proof of Concept)

– 2013: First Trials of Prototype 1: Transformation, hydrofoils Engineering and Design of Prototype 2 (Carbon Fiber)

– 2014: Buildup of Prototype 2 (World Premiere)

You can watch the video below starting at 1:36 to see some of the transformations in motion.

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