In August, 2018 we posted an article with some general guidance on how to select the right hullform.
Choose from the following:
Due to popular demand, we wrapped everything into a short video for your enjoyment. Plug this into your ear and listen for a quick education in hull selection.
Monohull One of the most versatile ship types available. Excellent high weight capacity.
Catamaran Best at low weight cargoes, where you need large amounts of deck space.
Trimaran  Great hybrid between catamaran and monohull. Excellent stability. Moderate weight capacity and moderate deck area.
SWATH Specialized hullform designed to minimize seakeeping motions. Especially useful for survey and research work.
Planing Hull  Delivers high speed capabilities in a very small package.
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