Zucchinis are among the largest tropical species and can grow up to two metres in length.
Their fins are so long that they can stretch over a metre and are known to be able to turn on their own and sail their own course.
But there are a number of issues that make them difficult to scale up to commercial vessels, including the need to keep them warm and able to withstand the harsh conditions.
A new sailfish design may solve these issues, according to a new paper published in the journal Marine Technology.
The team of researchers from Australia’s University of New South Wales have developed a sailboat that can navigate and steer around zucchini-laden ships.
Sailfish could be an alternative to the traditional boat for navigating the ocean, according the paper.
They believe the design will be more cost-effective, with the added advantage of being able to stay in the water longer and with less damage to the ship.
A sailfish is a long, thin fish that is normally covered with scales.
They are generally slow to grow, and are capable of breaking apart if the scales are disturbed.
“Our model of a sailable zucchini boat uses the same principles as other sailboat designs, but the new design allows us to extend this concept to include more sophisticated and larger-scale fish like the bivalves, a bivalve that can grow from 1.5 metres to 4 metres in size,” lead author and researcher Dr R. Michael Smith told TechRadars.
The bivalved fish are a type of zucchinotrophous fish that can eat plankton and other invertebrates.
The design can be scaled up to be a boat capable of navigating and navigating around zuccchinis, Smith said.
“We have been working on a sail boat that can sail with the fish and navigate around them,” he said.
The new design can operate in calm waters, which the researchers think is a key advantage.
“Because we have a boat that is capable of keeping itself warm in warm seas, we could potentially use it to conduct research in warm waters,” Smith said, adding that the design is still early stages.
The paper described the design as a “zucchino-powered sailboat”, which could be used for coastal and marina navigation and navigation of the Atlantic.
“This is the first sailboat design that can be designed with a zucchi,” Smith told techradar.
“There are a lot of other possibilities.”
The research was conducted in collaboration with a group of Australian scientists led by the Australian National University.
It is also co-funded by the University of Sydney and the University at Albany.