The first MACP key-point is the new-concept hull. The structure is designed and manufactured with patented technology named Softskin. It is the mechanical synthesis of the evolution from the crustacean carapace to the structure of the vertebrate: skeleton /flesh/skin.

This evolution is materialized with the adoption of a hull made of an elastic and lightweight foam supported by a rigid chassis and protected by a flexible skin able to absorb shocks and most of the predictable lacerations. SoftHull avoids the serious problem of the deterioration due to the impact of a hovercraft which moves at high speed against an obstacle outcropping, or due to rest on an uneven surface: within unpredictable times the hull is certainly subject to simple cracks or major damages, in-fact half-submerged spikes or icy poles drilled many hulls, rendering them unusable and dangerous.

The technological response generally adopted has been to reinforce the bottom, using sophisticated materials (carbon/kevlar) with the purpose of resisting as much as possible to the impacts. But as far as the hull is reinforced - however limited by the constraints of weight - irreversible damage is only a matter of time and the cost of replacing the hull make it uneconomic to general-purposes.

The SoftHull floats even with severe damages and total perforation, and repairs are easy even in mission.

The SoftHull system is covered by an international patent for each type of hull and can be constructed of any size.



This is not a hull... is a skin. Light, soft.