Under contract to the Office of Naval Research, Hodgdon Defense Composites developed an 83 foot technology demonstrator, the MAKO. It was developed to showcase the ability of high-performance composites to absorb the shock of wave impacts. Launched on January 11, 2008, the MAKO was delivered to the US Navy for field testing in February 2008. Initial builder's trials indicate that MAKO meets or exceeds the basic performance requirements in terms of operating speed, weight, capacity, and range.

Builder: Hodgdon Yachts
Length Overall: 25.3 m (83 ft)
Maximum Beam: 5.3 m (17.5 ft)
Displacement: 57 tons
Hull: Monohull
Hull Material: Advanced Carbon Fiber Composite
Power Plant: Twin MTU 2400 HP Engines
Propulsion: Twin Kamewa Waterjets
Max Speed: 50+ knots
Range: 500 Nautical Miles
Payload: 6,500 lb: 5 crew, 16 passengers
Weapons: 27 mm machine gun, 50 Cal machine guns