Semi-Displacement | PassageMaker


Semi-displacement designs, also called semi-planing by some builders, use hulls that incorporate both rounded sections for increased storage and tankage, and flatter hull sections to partially lift the forward section of the hull out of the water, thereby decreasing drag for increased high cruising speeds. They may be single or twin diesels, or with outboard gasoline engines, keeping the machinery weight aft.

First Look: Nordhavn Goes Coastal With New 59


Something new is afloat at the home of Nordhavn Yachts in Dana Point, California. Introducing the Coastal Pilot, starting with the flagship 59, in what you could turn into a series of models in Nordhavn’s new, semi-displacement performance line.

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The Ultimate Fleming

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Beautiful to look at, robustly constructed and meticulously engineered, Flemings have won the hearts and souls, as well as the minds, of cruising enthusiasts throughout the world.

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Easy Green: Take a Ride on the Greenline 40


At Trawler Fest in Anacortes, Washington, PassageMaker’s editors asked for volunteers to test some new boats—a reality check allowing real cruisers to share impressions based on their experiences.I raised my hand and later found myself at the helm of the Greenline 40.

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Fast-Lane Liveaboard: Testing The Beneteau 50


I leaned against the edge of the Swift Trawler 50’s helm console and finished writing down the data displayed at 3000 rpm on the Raymarine chart plotter screen, the Volvo digital engine display and my portable sound meter.

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Italian & Post-Modern: Magellano 43

Magellano 43

Rumor had it that the Italians had built a trawler, and not just any Italians, but the respected Azimut-Benetti group, builders of contemporary luxury yachts up to hundreds of feet in length. Can a company known for its megayachts really build anything PassageMaker readers would recognize…

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