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Watercraft with interchangeable hull structure

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A watercraft having a changeable hull structure. More particularly, a watercraft having a first subassembly and one or more second subassemblies. The first subassembly includes a sponson, a flooring, and a transom, the one or more second subassemblies, each being a replaceable hull structure. The first subassembly and each of the one or more second subassemblies have commensurate shapes allowing for attachment and/or replacement of the one or more replaceable hull structures. The watercraft also includes one or more elongated connectors are used to attach the first and second subassemblies.

Inventors: 
Apple, Thomas; Pogorzelski, David; Adamos, Elbert; Murphy, Heidi; Nguyen, Loc; Hart, Christopher; Shimozono, Gary
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2014-06-27
Grant Date: 
2015-08-25
Grant time: 
424 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
7
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY