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French Equivalent: Hydroptère

A fast vessel which, when at speed, lifts her hull clear of the surface of the water, supporting herself upon foils, or wings or legs, which project beneath her bottom.

Hydrofoils are used mostly as passenger ferries.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003