Seaworthiness

Wild South Project

Wild South Project

The Wild South project started from discussions around creating a modern and practical displacement cruising launch: fast, safe, very comfortable, extremely economical and offering a long range without refuelling Experience shows that the main obstacles to cruising under power are typically comfort on board, especially under way, and fuel costs. We wanted to create a package that […]

Development

Development

Hull shape is the largest contributor to success or failure in yacht design. Appendages can be replaced, rigs modified, but a bad hull is usually where the buck stops. It is just as true for motor vessels. The design of the Nordkyn hull was underpinned by two key objectives: exceptional seakeeping properties and excellent light […]

Hull Design & Seaworthiness

Hull Design & Seaworthiness

Seaworthiness Considerations The key design objectives for the project were seaworthiness, comfort and efficiency, i.e. low fuel consumption Seaworthiness encompasses good stability and flawless seakeeping. On a motor yacht, this relates to hull shape and – to a lesser extent – propulsion and steering arrangements. There are two primary contributors to vessel stability: hull shape […]