March 23, 2011

New Model: Metamarine TNT 48 Replica

Metamarine new model has long since been announced as a project, but finally the TNT 48 Replica made its debut in the fall of 2010. The TNT 48 Replica has benefited of a high level research and design, that is much often unseen in power boat building today. Although the first Metamarine represents an evolution of stepped deep Vee hull, the improvement which this has undergone from the competing 46 Corsa sister is unique. Worth to remember is that the 46 Corsa has since 2005 participated in the top Evolution class of the UIM Endurance championship, and won the World title last year in 2010 a month before the presentation of this model. Metamarine also won the production Supersport class in 2004. Metamarine unique research has benefited into everything being done with thinking from engines which have always been diesel in the racing boats, Sollevamax trim tabs, and Variante surface drive propulsion. The TNT 48 Replica will also boast the usual powerboat style interior accommodation, sleeping four, and featuring a galley, and separate shower head. The power choice is also unique for these type of boats, as most of the competition which comes the USA has usually petrol gas power, with the 48 Replica featuring twin diesel engines from Isotta Fraschini or SeaTek which start at 850 and go up to 950hp. Propulsion comes also from inside with the Metamarine designed and build unique Variante surface drive system, which joins a trimming moving shaft with a rudder capability. Top speed is a safety limited of 85 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.7 m (48.2ft)
Beam - 2.80 m
Displacement - 7800 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1150 l
Accommodation - 2 + 2
Max Persons - 8
Engines - 2 x Isotta Fraschini 850hp, SeaTek 850hp, 950hp
Speed - 85 knots limited max, 47 knots cruise
Range - 7 hours on cruise speed
Propulsion - Metamarine Variante surface drives
Construction - Vinilester resins, Kevlar, fiberglass
Certification - CE B

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