Loading...

Switzer Wing started the Catamaran Concept

The Water Flying Wing.

A Switzer Wing – without which the whole catamaran concept would never have come about. This was one of the very first cats.

The motors are silver-band 1967 Mercury 1100s (110hp). The year I was bourn!

Called the “hydro-cat” or more commonly “The Wing, ” the design put the Switzers at the top of the high-speed food chain. The first true four-point hydroplane it also featured 18-foot sponsons separated by an actual 15-foot-by-5 foot section of an aircraft wing including an aileron to lift the aft steps clear of the water. It not only worked the first time it ran, the design eclipsed 160 km per-hour with only two 100-hp motors, easily 25 percent faster than any other design.

 

 

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe