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In the forefront of Tunnel boat design, Vee hull & vee-pad hull design and high-performance hull design technology for over 35 years, AR® has high performance clients in over 45 US states, and over 50 countries throughout the world. Tunnel boat and performance vee hull design publications and the world's only computer design program for tunnel boats, modified tunnel, modified vee-bottom (Mod-VP) designs, performance vee hulls and pad-Vee hulls.

Jimboat's world acclaimed papers on performance tunnel hull and vee hull design and setup tips are seen in dozens of performance powerboat publications and addressed in the AR® books, software and articles and newsletters.


Jim Russel on Powerboat TV

See author Jim Russell on SpeedChannel's 'Powerboat Television Show'
Jim Russell on Powerboat TV
Interviewed by PBTV's host and F1 Champion, Mark Rotharmel.

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For 35 years, Jimboat has written performance powerboat articles in most all of the major powerboat magazines... including: Powerboat, Hot Boat, Powerboat & Rib, RIB magazine, Family & Performance Boating, RaceBoat International, World of Powerboats, Extreme Boats, Powerboat & RIB magazine, Powerboat & Ski, Australian Powerboat, RC Boat Modeler, Scream & Fly,, Propeller magazine and other hi-performance boating magazines.

Experts in high performance powerboat design, performance analysis and performance prediction.  Recreational and racing tunnel boat, vee hull and vee-pad boat design expertise.  The "Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book and "Tunnel Boat Design Program" and "Vee Boat Design Program" computer software, the "History of Tunnel Boat Design" book, the "PropWorks2" propeller selection/speed prediction software, and the "Secrets of Propeller Design" book are available at AR's on-line store or by order form, or order by .

Jimboat is recognized for his advanced aerodynamic and hydrodynamic research and consulting on powerboat design, performance analysis, safety analysis, accident investigation & analysis, expert witness service, education/training.
   Jimboat is powerboat design technical consultant on the
National Geographic special
"Thrill Zone - Extreme Powerboats" [2005]
Jimboat is Editorial Consultant for
Discovery Channel's
"What Happened Next - Boat Dynamics" [2014]

Meet the author: Jim Russell         [more about author]   [ ]
- professional engineer (mechanical/aerodynamics)
tunnel boat designer/builder
- Canadian & North American champion tunnel hull racer
- founder & president of AeroMarine Research®
- author of powerboating design & history books
- aerodynamic wind tunnel testing; hydrodynamic water channel tesing.
- author of racing & technical articles for Powerboat, Hot Boat, RaceBoat International,  Extreme Boats, Canadian Boating, World of Powerboat, Bass&Walleye, Family & Performance Boating magazines, Canadian Yachting, Performance Boat, Race Boat International, Extreme Boats, Powerboat & Ski, Australian Powerboat, RC Boat Modeler, Scream&Fly magazine,, Performance & RIB magazine, SEA Yachting and other hi-performance boating magazines.
- author of on-line articles for,,,, and other on-line powerboat sites and blogs.
- appeared as expert on SpeedChannel's Powerboat Television, interviewed on 'Tunnel Hulls'
- expert Technical consultant on National Geographic's
'Thrill Zone' TV show
- Editorial consultant for Discovery Channel's "What Happens Next - Boat Dynamics"
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Jim Russell is a professional engineer with a mechanical and aeronautics background.  Currently living in Canada, he has done extensive aerodynamic research at Universities of Michigan, OH and Toronto, Canada and marine research at the NRC water channel laboratory in Ottawa, Canada.  His published papers are highly acclaimed, and are specifically related to the aerodynamics and hydrodynamics of high performance catamarans and tunnel boats, and has appeared on SpeedChannel's Powerboat Television, as a guest expert on 'Tunnel Hulls'.  Russell has designed and built many tunnel boats.  As a professional race driver, he piloted tunnel boats to Canadian and North American championships.   He has written powerboating articles for many worldwide magazines and covered UIM and APBA powerboat races.   Russell is the author of the "Secrets of Tunnel Boat Design" book, "History of Tunnel Boat Design" book, and the "Secrets of Propeller Design" book.  His company has designed and published the well-known powerboat design software, "Tunnel Boat Design Program©", specifically for the design and performance analysis of tunnel boats and powered catamarans.


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