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Offshore Racing

40' (12m) BENTLEY RACING   Silver Bullet
Featuring the Ultra High-Speed Self-Stabilizing Wave Piercing Trimaran Hull

Racing Concept & Design: John F. Rodrigues
Engineering by: John F. Rodrigues and the BENTLEY Yachts International Design and Engineering Team
Delivery: 8 months
$2,500,000 (US)
Construction: Titanium / Advanced Composites
Engine: Twin BENTLEY Marine Gas Turbines
Propulsion Drive: BENTLEY Marine high performance Ventilated Water Jets
Fuel Type: Diesel

    Designed to beat all Offshore Racing Records, the 250 km/h capable BENTLEY RACING Silver Bullet is a technology thoroughbred that incorporates patented three slender next-generation Wave Piercing hulls in a unique triangular arrangement for maximum stability.

    A semi-wing in ground effect aerodynamic superstructure increases speed and prevents the racing boat from flipping under unexpected gusts of wind, what is very common  with Offshore Racing catamaran hulls.

    The self-stabilizing hulls and the sleek jet-fighter cigar-shaped bright metallic superstructure are made with rigid high-tech lightweight titanium alloys and carbon fiber / Kevlar hybrids to ensure maximum safety for the "Pilots" at any speeds. The driver and the throttle man are seated in tandem well above the water, under a transparent jet-fighter canopy, located forward in the superstructure. This cockpit arrangement is much safer in the event the Racing boat  crashes with another vessel or an obstacle and provides for far better visibility at all times.

    Although the Silver Bullet Wave Piercing Trimaran design glides ferociously fast through the water, it does so with unmatched quietness and smoothness. The powerful BENTLEY MARINE engines are located far back, away from the cockpit and separated from the main cigar-shaped structure, which is suspended in the air by the three piercing hulls, thus completely uncoupled from the the effects of the waves, including water-hull friction noise.

   The aerospace derived cockpit incorporates computers and touch-screens panels for easy engine monitoring and electronic trim adjustment at high speeds. The computer also displays incoming wireless messages from the Racing Team and allow remote monitoring of all systems & circuits onboard. Precise steering is made by means of twin fly-by-wire joy-stick controls, which add for safety and redundancy in emergency situations. Automatic emergency oxygen masks, fire extinguisher system and a quick-release canopy & racing seats are standard. So are the custom membrane vapor-free fuel tanks with fire-retardant gel.

    Silver Bullet is pure Adrenaline for those who want to race with the best and with maximum safety and comfort...A true winner!

        For more information on the Ultra High-Speed Wave Piercing Trimaran hull and other BENTLEY YACHTS exclusive Advanced Hull Designs go to:


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