The Prometheus is the new up and coming boat from DWT. Being designed in delft the boat took on the name of the patron of delft, Prometheus. Prometheus gave fire to mankind and therefore giving them a new technology, the waterbike Prometheus utilizes a new planing hull as a new technology for waterbikes. Our new boat should put up a big fight to the current top teams and we are full of good hopes she will deliver! We are hoping to be able to finish the transmission for this year in time for the IWR2023 in Kiel so we can show everyone what we have been working on for the past few years. Once in working order the Prometheus will be the new Pride of the Fleet of DWT!
A.F. Chapman II
The A.F. Chapman II is originally from Chalmers University in Sweden, but became Delft's property after the team competed no longer in the IWRs. An ingenious steering systems allows to boat to be controlled in 5 degrees of freedom, according an airplane. As the builder was a pilot by his self, this is not strange at all, just like the enormous fanbase she has!
After long time, DWT could make competitors of the IWR happy with the announcement of a competing A.F. Two years ago, after a long overhaul, she competed, but didn't fly. However, a collaboration with the waterbike team 'Straak zu Bremen' and an active group of Delft Waterbikers makes it a goal to fly during IWRs in short terms!
The MacBath is the main boat of DWTs fleet, and still a beauty. The boat is built before the 00's, but her builders already used carbon fibres in the construction. Furthermore, collaboration with MARIN including towing tank tests led to great hydrodynamic performance and a simple transmission system are key point why we are still content with the results she obtains after all those years. A special remarks has to be taken to the 3rd place in 100m Slalom in 2016, 15+ years after she's built!