Velodyne Marine to Debut “Martini 1.5” at the 2013 Miami Boat Show

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Velodyne Marine to debut "Martini 1.5," an experimental boat that will revolutionize the marine industry.

Boat owners, builders, and members of the media are welcome to experience Martini 1.5’s new stabilization system that will revolutionize the marine industry.

Velodyne Marine will demonstrate to the public, for the first time, its revolutionary fully articulated marine vessel. The vessel is capable of 30mph and has a passenger deck that will stay perfectly level in seas of over 5 feet.

Martini 1.5 is the second in a series of 3 experimental boats built by Velodyne Marine. The vessel was engineered by Velodyne founder David Hall. Hall is known for his inventions in the audio industry as well as being the inventor of the LiDAR, which Google and other companies have used on their self-driving vehicles. “The Martini project is both a way to re-connect with the marine world, and more significantly, a project that challenged all of my skill and knowledge,” says Hall. “It wasn’t clear that such a device could be made to work. It not only works, but it works surprisingly well, a true engineering tour de force.”

The boat resembles a pontoon craft, with a pair of 35’ pontoons powered by 150 HP outboards, and a suspension-supported 10’ X16’ passenger deck with seating for 6 individuals. Martini 1.5 delivers a scalable, stable structure that can be implemented into any luxury yacht or commercial work boat. The suspension supported platform can be scaled up for any size boat. David Hall’s invention paves the way to safer and more comfortable boat travel in rough ocean waters.

Boat owners, builders, and members of the media are welcome to experience Martini 1.5’s new stabilization system that will revolutionize the marine industry. Throughout the span of the show, demonstrations of will be available at Slip # 300C within Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center at 1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami.

For more information or to schedule a trial voyage, please contact press(at)velodyne(dot)com.

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