Wave Piercing

Royal Bahamas Defence Force Sandy Bottom Project Damen Stan Patrol 3007

Wave piercing bow designs seem to be all the rage these days but this video released a few days ago by Damen Shipyards demonstrates a simple truth.

Small ships bob up and down in big waves.

This cannot be good for endurance and ultimately, effectiveness in choppy conditions.

It is a vast simplification but…

big = stable = flexible = effective

And before anyone mentions it

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