“The hull shape leverages FYD’s experience in offshore design (think VO65 and IMOCA), and has been carefully refined using the latest in advanced CFD design and FYD’s IDEOS system, which allows for analysis of thousands of designs, with changes in parameters, all at the same time. The modern hybrid-scow hull form provides many of the downwind advantages of the scow bow style craft, without sacrificing the boats performance to windward in waves.”
In essence, what that last section really refers to is based on the chines aft and a drag releasing hull form, so that the effort does not go to far forward into the full scow bow. A vessel of this length could well have to be 4.5m wide to make full effect of a true scow bow, and then you have increased wetted surface are to account for. Think Comanche and you’re there.
Twin, transom-hung, kick-up rudders are best for impact resistance, and also provide for reduced drag by lifting the windward rudder. This too is based on Mini, Class 40 and IMOCA experience, and you can also carry a spare on board, which is really rather handy.
“This is an exciting development from this most successful of design offices on the planet. We are planning to build the boats in Australia, which means quality workmanship, and also unreal buying power for international purchasers”, said Perry in closing.
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