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Cruden to Unveil New Powerboat Simulator at IAAPA 2013


Cruden, the world’s leading professional motion simulation company, will be showing a new powerboat simulator at IAAPA 2013 in Orlando, November 18th-22nd 2013.

The unique new concept from Cruden adds to the company’s traditional motorsport simulators with the new powerboat simulator offering an affordable route to realistic, accurate motion and group fun.

At IAAPA booth #1051, Cruden will be exhibiting drive and ride simulator ideas ranging from speed boats and rafts to motorcycles and helicopters.  With simulation carefully modelled by Cruden’s vehicle dynamics engineers, guests will be able to experience a dual engine P1 powerboat or a fast interceptor military vessel.

Cruden to Unveil New Powerboat Simulator at IAAPA 2013

The Hexatech 3CTR (three-seater) is the first Cruden simulator to accommodate three people at once.  The guest to the right of the driver controls the throttle; the person on the left is the navigator. Depending on customer requirement, the simulator can be switched to race car mode, providing a most versatile, modern attraction. 

The powerboat simulator is a more affordable way for attractions owners to specify a Cruden simulator; requiring fewer degrees of motion than a racing simulator, the basic 2-DOF simulator will cost around €85, 000 (ex. works).

Frank Kalff, commercial director of Cruden, said, “This year, IAPPA is all about demonstrating Cruden’s intention as a serious simulator technology leader in the attractions sector, and in a number of imaginable experience settings. The sophistication of our simulators is already appreciated by race engineers for vehicle development; now we will help the market understand what that means for water or air craft and for interactive experiences incorporating multiple guest inputs, such as powerboat racing or wild water rafting.

“We have observed that of the many power- or speedboat simulators on the market, none really provide a representative feeling of speed and force feedback. We have spent hours with the Dutch military on its fast interceptor vessels and security boats to get the motion just right.”

Cruden to Unveil New Powerboat Simulator at IAAPA 2013

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