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The "Futura Carrier" is a new type of modular construction vessel for inland and coastal waters which adapts flexibly to existing waterways.

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This type of vessel is a modular system. It has a radically new hull design, four redundant steerable propeller drives - two forward and two at the stern - and what is easily the most efficient automatic control system for inland waterway vessels at present.

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Compared with an inland waterway vessel with a traditional hull design and drive solely at the stern, this vessel offers extremely high manoeuvrability and operational reliability. Further developments on the basis of the first four vessels in operation indicate efficiency and cost advantages of at least 20%. Hydrodynamic tests with models in a towing tank have confirmed these figures.