Pods becoming more popular

Podded propulsors (pods) are becoming more popular in the megayacht industry. Until now their market has mostly been cruise ships and some special applications.

Two links:

http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews....html

http://forums.boatdesign.net/showthread.php?t=953


There seem to be three projects in the pipeline:

90-metre Rainbow under construction at L