Wave-piercing hull

A wave-piercing boat hull has a very fine bow, with reduced buoyancy in the forward portions. When a wave is encountered, the lack of buoyancy means the hull pierces through the water rather than riding over the top, resulting in a smoother ride than traditional designs, and in diminished mechanical stress on the vessel. It also reduces a boat's wave-making resistance.

MY Ady Gil in 2009

Design theory calls for very long thin hulls, so in practice most are multi-hulls such as catamarans and trimarans.

The main current usage areas are passenger ferries[1] and naval ships.[2]

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  1. ^ Tarantola, Andrew. "Monster Machines: The World's Fastest Boat Is Basically An Aquatic Concorde Jet". Gizmodo. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Rolls-Royce wins first Environship order". MarineLog. Retrieved 7 June 2018.