Sir William Petty built the first catamarans in Europe in 1663. His first catamaran, The Experiment, set a speed record 16 knots in January 1663. And his second catamaran, The Invention, raced across the Irish Sea in July 1663 and arrived in Dublin 15 hours ahead of the Hollyhead mailboat irishtimes.com/news/cromw…
In 2014 Tasmanian Shipbuilder Incat built a 70m Catamaran and delivered it to the Landlocked Caspian Sea. brandtasmania.com/work-st…
Catamaran is actually a Filipino word that means "laziness",because it could get you farther with less effort than the usual sea vessels. But isn't actually Filipino in origin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
The word Catamaran is derived from the Tamil Language which is again formed from two tamil words kattu + maram - Meaning Tie the wood en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Remy Bricka, a French musician, crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a pair of floating skis. In 2000, he tried to cross the Pacific too, but had to be rescued 5 months later after a storm sank the catamaran he was towing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C…
Catamarans were originally used by Tamil and Polynesian Groups en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Ships can get "stuck" in "dead water," only able to move at a quarter or less of the desired speed -- and sometimes coming to a virtual standstill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…

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