The DNA G4 and its big sister the DNA F4 both include a substantial amount of ST engineering. The G4, originally developed under the Gunboat brand, broke new ground in achieving stable flight on a boat nominally described as a cruising cat. Visit DNA for more.
Schickler Tagliapietra served in a support role in the development of the boat, as a new member of the DNA design team. This involved FEA structural simulation of the boat and its foils, stability calculations, VPP performance prediction and more. Boat 1 was delivered in 2015, and was on its foils after only one week. The performance definitely answered many doubters of this step.
The F4 was a longer version, fitted with wheels in place of the tillers and a taller rig. She first hit the water in 2016. The boat was used by Shannon Falcone in major ocean courses, and more serene waters.