Wave-piercing
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 stress on the vessel and crew. It also reduces a boat's wave making resistance.
Design theory calls for very long thin hulls, so in practice most are multi-hulls such as catamarans.
The main current usage areas are passenger ferries and military craft.
The reduced buoyancy can be problematic in rough sea, because the ship isn't lifted above the wave as much.

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Wave-piercing hull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 ...
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Welcome: SpeedDream's Wave Piercing Bow
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112 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran - Incat
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Take a Bow: Wave Piercing Bows | Catamaran Concepts
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Wave-Piercing Bows - Aeroyacht
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Rolls-Royce wave piercing vessel named 'Ship of the Year' - Rolls ...
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Catamaran Racing, News & Design: Wave Piercing Exposed
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Wave Piercing Catamaran - Powerhouse Museum
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What Is Wave-Piercing? - wiseGEEK
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Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles
Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles
Odd M. Faltinsen, 2005
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Incat Evolution One 12: Evolution 112 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran
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Incat Australia, Robert Clifford
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Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles
Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles
G.N. Roberts, R. Sutton, 2006
Wave-piercing. autonomous. vehicles. H. Young, J. Ferguson, S. Phillips and D. Hook 18.1 Introduction Autonomous surface and ... This chapter discusses unmanned Wave-piercing vehicles, which operate at the interface between sea and air.
The Wave: Flowing As Essence
The Wave: Flowing As Essence
Lyn Mayo, 2005
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Chapman Piloting and Seamanship
Chapman Piloting and Seamanship
Charles B. Husick, 2009
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Wave Piercing Technology | Yellow & Finch Publishers
Rolls-Royce is bringing the benefits of wave piercing technology to the offshore market with its new UT 790 CD vessel design. With wave piercing technology the hull pierces through the water rather than riding on top of the waves, allowing the vessel to run continuously at service speeds regardless of the sea state, reducing fuel consumption and improving crew comfort.
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