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News: Aeroyacht 110 gets wave piercing bow

July 21, 2009 by Superyacht Design
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Inspired by the the hull shapes of the America’s cup challenger BMW Oracle Racing and defender Alinghi, Aeroyacht plans to inculcate the real benefits of the same wave piercing bow into its Aeroyacht 110 catamaran. Designed by Pete Melvin, from Morrelli and Melvin and Gregor Tarjan, founder of Aeroyacht International , the wave piercing bow promises to give a new sailing experience.

The design of the reverse bows is such that it gives the boat a longer feel, while in a regular bow boat as the boat dips into the sea the shape of the stem forces it back up, quicker than if the boat is allowed to pass deeper and more gentler into the wave. This “longer feel” phenomenon makes the sailing more comfortable and safe. This type of bows are best suited for racing boats and large yachts over 60 foot. Moreover, pitching results in motion discomfort for passengers, increases hull resistance and reduces sail efficiency. The wave piercing reduce pitching motions and hull resistance though waves.

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  1. john

    john on July 22, 2009

    More on the Alinghi and BMW Oracle multihull wave piercing bow yacht designs here: ...

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