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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Wave-Piercing Bows | Catamaran Brokerage Long Island, NY
Wave-piercing bows - or reverse or hammerhead bows are part of today's cutting edge naval architecture and the latest thinking in catamaran go fast comfort.
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91 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran - Incat
Persons – 900. Cars – 240. Deadweight – 510. Speed – 41 – 49 knots. Power – 28800kW, Two Incat 91m catamarans have broken the record for the fastest ...
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74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran - Incat
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Ships in Service - Incat
064, 112 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran, Natchan Rera, Asia, J&T Shipping Co Ltd, Suao - Hualien,Taiwan. Taipei, Taiwan - Pingtan Island, China.
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SpeedDream's Wave Piercing Bow | Welcome - SpeedDream Blog
Jan 29, 2014 ... While Wave-piercing bows have been around for a long time, most sailors regard them as the exclusive province of multihulls. They think of ...
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Take a Bow: Wave Piercing Bows | Catamaran Concepts
Sep 11, 2012 ... Subject: Is there a counter point to Wave Piercing Bows? Hi Ted As the debunker of many a design fad I thought you might like to comment on ...
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Wave Piercing Boats For Sale in Australia | Boats Online
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Wave Piercing Catamaran - Powerhouse Museum
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Wavepiercing Catamarans - Quicksilver Cruises
Wavepiercing Catamarans. Quicksilver VIII Quicksilver's technologically advanced Wavepiercers ensure that your cruise to the Outer Reef is pure enjoyment ...
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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 ...
Wave slam on high speed wave piercing catamaran ferries in large ...
May 15, 2012 ... Wave slam on high speed wave piercing catamaran ferries in large seas. UTAS Home › Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology ...
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3 stu 2014 ... ... Department of Marine Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran ... Generated waves in the towing tank are of regular type with the wave ... Wave piercing trimaran; heave; pitch; model test; experiment.
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l. The pickle fork at the bow tells the world this is a Wave-piercing yacht.The rest of the boat is a fine example of naval architecture in the modern idiom. T l* I. he notoriously short chop and steep waves of the Tasman Sea between Australia and ...
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The lower set is semi- submerged. At rest the craft is fully supported by the lower hulls. Underway they are designed to slice through the waves. This Wave-piercing action minimizes the uncomfortable motions of conventional displacement ...
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if the waves are affecting the seashore or affecting other ships. If. for instance, the effect on other ships is ... Catamaran designs include the wave- piercing (Figure 1.3) and semi-SWATH types of hulls. Trimarans and pentamarans (Figure 1.4) ...
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Wave-Piercing Bows | Catamaran Brokerage Long Island, NY
Wave-piercing bows - or reverse or hammerhead bows are part of today's cutting edge naval architecture and the latest thinking in catamaran go fast comfort.
www.aeroyacht.com/catamaran-learning-center-2/wave-piercing-bows/
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Wave-Piercing 5-Meter Trimaran Powerboat
Photos and video of a 5-meter Wave-piercing trimaran powerboat.
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Catamaran Racing, News & Design: Wave Piercing and Volume Distribution explained
Merged 'V' shape with a Wave Piercer F18, click images for a better view. Both diff sections clearly seen, click to enlarge.This is no VPLP website, but the plan views diagram was quite easy to understand, and besides the wave piercing concept is already explained here many times, here is my take again as we have a 'little' more readers checking the blog. The inverted or raked bow profile is the common identifier on Wave Piercers, but that is almost pure fancy, the critical change that this concept has provided is found in its Cross Section volume distribution, pictured left. Traditional "V" shape hulls have more volume on deck as a 'reserve' volume when pitching or digging waves, the idea is to force the hull to stop submerging and to come up again In catamarans this feature is quite important as they have a tendency to submerge and sometimes pitch pole. The performance problem with this "V" shape, is producing an undesired excesive bounce or pitching effect.Below: Wave Piercer hull bottom left, "V" shape bottom right, volume distribution on the cross section axis 'crystal clear'Wave Piercers basically aim to reduce that pitching movement changing volume distribution upside-down. In this way when the bow submerges, instead of finding more volume on its way down as in the "V" shape hulls, this WP shape provides the contrary, offering less resistance and in theory reducing the bouncing effect. The problem with initial WP was that they lacked overall volume, and they had a great tendency of submerging without return...
www.catsailingnews.com/2011/04/wave-piercing-and-volume-distribution.html
Freaque Waves: 'Wave piercing' boat design
It is always exciting to see something truly new rather than something that gives you the nagging feeling of "same ol' same old". Well, I came across this futuristic boat picture:and become intrigued by the words "Wave-piercing" in this article in the marinelog.com entitled "Rolls-Royce introduces wave piercing anchor handler": Rolls-Royce is adapting wave piercing technology, well-proven in high-speed catamarans and trimarans, in a new offshore vessel design, the UT 790 CD .
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Wave Piercing Catamaran - Australia Innovates - Powerhouse Museum
Wave Piercing Catamaran. An on-line guide to innovation in Australia's industries.
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