Engineering Students Give Dinghy Superpowers

Using graphene and hydrofoils, students and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and SSPA Sweden have designed and developed an optimist dinghy with supreme capabilities. By using a composite with added graphene the hull is made stronger and lighter. Hydrofoils are added to lift the boat, decreasing drag and allowing greater speeds. After experimenting and testing in SSPA’s ship research and development facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, the dinghy is ready to be tried out at sea for the first time.

Video by ChalmersUniversity