It was an adrenaline ride!
Our speeds reached over 50 knots, still it’s not the top speed that impressed me as much as the feeling of power, and the incredibly explosive accelerations when 700 horses were left free to ride at full speed turning the dual props through the wave crests.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Tempest 44 optimally combines the performance of a mega-Rib with the comfort of a luxury yacht. It is a lifestyle brand synonymous to enjoying life at sea.
Prince 38 challenged me to have all the time the throttles of twin 400R laid wide open, riding through the big waves of Genoa Bay at high speeds, while its deep V hull was taking over to soften our continuous take offs. Maybe its purpose was to show me that driving it at the limits even in rough seas is very enjoyable and safe.
Hydrosport is a Portuguese manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats which, since 1999, has several models ranged from 5mt to 9mt. The entire available variety is characterized by a reliable construction and a high performance rolling hull, which reduces fuel consumption and improves acceleration.
When you feel like “flying” at 40 knots from wave to wave having to face a 5 Bf wind on the port bow with the bow maintaining the correct attitude and the hull achieving remarkably soft ride without requiring any special handling from the skipper, then it is very natural the adrenaline’s values go on red.