Olympic E2 is MEKY’s introduction to offshore RIB racing hullforms in 2009. The boat combines racing and leisure in a unique way compared to similar boats. The lucky owners have the ability to drive a boat that offers plenty of emotion when the throttle is full open. Lightweight, rigid, dry, smooth and very fast and economical ride should be expected throughout the range of RPM.
The Olympic E2 is a team project based on the extreme performance and hydrodynamic efficiency of the MEKY hull (Dr. Antonis Mantouvalos), fabricated in Greece by Olympic Ribs (Demetrios Karyofyllis) and designed in Vienna from VELOS (Nikolaos Raptis), in collaboration with Alessandro Salvagnin (Centro Stile Lamborghini).
A Deep-V hullform has been used, pioneered by MEKY and Dr. A. Mantouvalos, to provide dry, stable and economic ride characteristics. To achieve this a double stepped planing deep-V hull has been developed to minimise the wetted surface area, at high speed, therefore minimising the frictional resistance, and hence allowing the boat to operate at extreme speeds. Furthermore, the chine and spray rails featured have negative angles with respect to the horizontal plane and very sharp edges, minimising impact by gradually allowing the hull to be submerged under water upon re-entry. For the design and evaluation of the hullform many alternative numerical methods have been utilised; some analytical (i.e. Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD), some empirical (i.e. Savitsky Method), and full scale prototype testing, it is also noteworthy to mention that the boat has been used in boat races since 2009, every year bringing trophies, and in 2012 winning the first, second, and fourth positions in the Greek National RIB Championship in the single 350HP category.
Specs of the Olympic E2 :
|Length (LOA)||8.2 m|
|Breadth (BOA)||2.4 m|
|Breadth Interior (B)||1.4 m|
|Deadrise Angle||22 degrees|
|Hull Type||Deep – V , Double Stepped, Variable Deadrise planing hullform|
|Hull Material||Glass Fibre, Vinylester, Airex (PVC)|
|Number of compartments / Diameter
|6 x 0.30m diam.
ORCA Hypalon Neoprene Dtex 1100
|Power (Min / Max)||200 HP / 700 HP|
|Fuel Tank (lt)||2 x 190 lt|
|Passengers||5 (leisure), 2 (racing)|
Custom Gel-Coat finish for every individual product.
Stainless Steel handle bars, 3 retractable mooring cleats, lifting points, engine bracket.
Racing Lightweight Fuel Tanks 2 x approx.191lt.
Fresh Water Tank 1 x approx. 100lt. (Can be used as ballast tank for racing conditions).
Bucket Seats and passenger upholstery (offering very good grip for racing conditions).
Boat cover, curly floor mat by 3M (black).
Complete Electric Installation 12V DC ( LED lights (exterior and navigation), Shower pump, bilge pump, horn, Isolator,one battery).
Boat Treiler, Sound system (ask for details many to choose from depending on output requirements), Custom upholstery with clients monogram, seal or logo.