A more sustainable hull form
Wilson, Richard; Chiappini, Cristiana; Flitta, Isaac
Citation:Wilson, R., Chiappini, C., & Flitta, I. (2011). A more sustainable hull form [unpublished Unitec Research Committee Research Report].
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1661
The aim of the project was to find a planing powerboat hull form capable of being pushed through the water more easily than existing hull forms and yet which still maintains, or even improves on practical performance factors such as sea keeping ability, stability, and directional stability. The speed most suited to test our hull shape is in the speed range 25 knots and under, a practical range for the general power boating public. There is some education required to have the power boating public understand the economy advantage of not carrying more power/weight than necessary.