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- For the town in Japan see Ama, Shimane
An Ama is an outrigging float on a trimaran resembling a small sealed kayak or canoe. There are many shapes of amas, the simplest being long slender equilateral triangles shapes, progressing to more rounded wedge-shaped designs. The most advanced amas are composed of highly curved surfaces which generate lift when driven forward through the water, much like an airplane wing.
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