CATAMARAN DESIGN EXPLAINED: How Hull Volume & Bow Shape Affect Performance & Safety

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In the third part of our series, we talk again to Antoine Richer, the Naval Architect at Seawind about how bow shape, hull volume and freeboard affect the performance, stability and even safety of your catamaran. For anyone thinking of buying a catamaran, either new or used, this resource may just save you from buying a lemon. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction: Welcome Antoine, Naval architect for Seawind Catamarans! 01:11 The importance of hull volume in catamaran performance 02:16 Market trends in catamaran design now & in the future 07:16 How important is helm feel in catamaran sailing? 09:40 Hull volume and how to reduce windage: sheerline, flybridges, aerodynamics 15:01 Reverse/dreadnaught bows: how bow shape affects performance 17:40 Pros and cons of reverse bows in catamaran design Thanks for watching! Please subscribe and leave a comment ⛵️ To support our work ❤️ Our videos are free for everyone to .... Continue Reading at Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose

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