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Zyvex Marine's latest nanotech-enabled lightweight boat, the LRV-17
Thanks to its weight, Zyvex claims its 1500 nautical mile (2778 km) range can outdistance other boats of its size by a factor of three
Like the Piranha, the LRV-17 is made from "carbon fiber nanocomposites," Arovex and Epovex, which are crucial in keeping the boat's weight down to 17,900 pounds (8100 kg)
Arovex is a carbon fiber material pre-impregnated with resin, which achieves an impressively high strength to weight ratio: eight times stronger than aluminum while 66 percent lighter, Zyvex claims
Inside, the LRV-17 has more to technology to boast specifically designed to cater to rough seas: a gyroscope-enabled stabilization system and "shock-mitigating seats"
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