Except maybe for this boat built by Zyvex Marine which has carbon nanotubes infused into its fiberglass…
In case you didn’t know it, carbon nanotubes (CNT) may likely revolutionize the world we live in as the manufacturing technology surrounding the world’s strongest material continues to advance. CNT is simply carbon atom sheets (graphene) rolled into a tube that has a very high ratio of length to material thickness, and a strength higher than any other material known.
When infused into materials such as fiberglass reinforced plastic, glass, or even metals, CNT greatly enhances the structure’s strength to weight ratio, which is exactly the result achieved by Zyvex Marine and the LRV-17, a high tech boat that has a hull made up of carbon nanotube-infused fiberglass. Due to its unheard of strength-to-weight ratio, this vessel’s range is more than three times that of a comparatively-sized vessel.
This is the first time nano-composites have been used as the primary material for a manned vessel.
Length 17.35 m (57 ft)
Beam 3.6 m (11.9 ft)
Draft 0.75 m (2.33 ft)
Sprint Speed 40+ kts*
Range 1500+ nm*
Endurance 100-150 hours*
Operators + Support 2 + 4
Fuel 6435 L (1700 gal)
Lightship Weight 8000 kg (17900 lb)
*Range, Speed and Endurance dependent on final configuration