Cruden, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional, interactive, motion-based racing simulators, launched its new five-seater powerboat simulator at IAAPA 2014.
PowerBoat 5CTR was unveiled by River Racing World Championship driver Ricky Maldonado, and is the most realistic, interactive powerboat racing experience for the attractions industry.
Cruden has applied the same, detailed modelling approach to wave and boat dynamics and professional image generation as used for its race car simulators. Cruden consulted the Dutch military on its fast interceptor vessels and security boats, as well as Florida powerboat specialists and drivers to create the accuracy of motion for the PowerBoat 5CTR.
The five-seater simulator, which uses an actual 16-foot Phantom racing powerboat body, provides greater guest throughput and a more affordable motion system than race car simulators.
Commenting on the launch, Cruden commercial director, Frank Kalff, said, “We are delighted at the reaction to the PowerBoat 5CTR from the attendees at the show. The IAAPA Attractions Expo is the perfect place to launch such a new concept: for example, this is the first time we have needed to talk to water parks and wet attraction developers, and they are all here.”