Star Wars in the water?
The Front Runner is a new concept boat designed by Joey Ruiter that can run in extremely shallow water. Its hull lifts out of the water drag by two 215-horsepower jet-drive engines affixed in forward pontoons. Actually its steering system is expected to allow it to bank much the way a plane does or like a pod racer in Star Wars: Episode I. “The Front-Runner may be the next best thing” Ruiter said “It’s not what I set out to design, but when I was done, it was pretty close.”
At the recently conlcuded Grand Rapids (MI) Boat Show designer Joey Ruiter unveiled his new concept boat the Front Runner, a hydrofoil with twin forward-mounted 215hp jet-drive motors.