Due to popular demand, we wrapped everything into a short video for your enjoyment. Plug this into your ear and listen for a quick education in hull selection.
Options for Hullform Selection
Monohull One of the most versatile ship types available. Excellent high weight capacity.CatamaranBest at low weight
cargoes, where you need large amounts of deck space.Trimaran
Great hybrid between
catamaran and monohull. Excellent
stability. Moderate weight capacity and
moderate deck area.SWATHSpecialized hullform
designed to minimize seakeeping motions.
Especially useful for survey and research work.Planing
Hull Delivers high speed
capabilities in a very small package.
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