Planing hulls have a bottom shaped to provide additional lift under the amidship and after surfaces as boat speed increases, causing the forward surfaces to lift out of the water and thereby decreasing drag. The after surfaces are typically flatter as opposed to rounded, and may have some V-shape to improve tracking, as well as partial tunnels to help minimize draft.
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The SARGO 28 is a mini pilothouse cruiser that is capable of handling rough conditions while keeping the crew warm and dry. When the sun comes out, it’s easy to let the outdoors in by opening the panoramic sunroof and the dual pilothouse doors.
Clever engineering makes the Cutwater 30 bigger than her footage suggests. Jump back to the March 2014 issue and check out the capable and affordable Cutwater 30.
I omit the word “trawler,” not for fear that David Marlow will whack me, but because this yacht lifts her skirts and gets up to an untrawlerlike 27 knots if you need to go somewhere in a hurry.
Join contributor Milt Baker for a joyride on Tampa Bay as the two-time Grand Banks owner discovers a what he calls a "wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing" and one of the most responsive motoryachts he has ever handled.