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Navatek Ltd. Secures Patent for New Design: “Watercraft with Hull Ventilation”

Jul 10, 2012

(HONOLULU, HAWAI’I — July 10, 2012) — Navatek, Ltd. of Honolulu secured a patent for its innovative watercraft designed to improve stability and reduce hydrodynamic drag. Navatek does research, development and at-sea testing of advanced ship hulls.

The newly patented boat hull design is a milestone for Navatek, Ltd. The company holds 29 U.S. and foreign patents on its inventions. Steven C.H. Loui, Navatek founder and president, is one of three inventors of the hull design. This is the first of Navatek’s patents to be handled by a Honolulu law firm.

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel handled the patent for the “watercraft with hull ventilation.” An engine-powered watercraft with parallel hulls realizes improved efficiency upon reaching optimal acceleration speeds.

“We are quite pleased to be able to celebrate this patent here in Hawai’i,” said Martin S. Loui, Goodsill intellectual property practice attorney.

Goodsill’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice includes attorneys versed in patent prosecution, patent licensing and patent litigation.

Navatek, Ltd. has been producing innovation through research for more than 30 years – inventing, developing, building and testing at-sea advanced ship hull designs and associated technologies for the U.S. Navy, foreign military allies of the U.S. and commercial clients.

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