This hull form has generous chine beam moderate dead-rise, with a fine entry developing into straight buttock lines in the aft sections. The bottom is also slightly convex in section athwart ship further enhancing the sea keeping performance. This in my opinion is the most efficient hull form for this configuration, which has been reinforced by the vessels performance.
The hull also incorporates my standard silent chine arrangement. As there is no chine flat entering the water this eliminates chine slap at rest yet retains a dry soft ride while under way. The hull is further assisted by one lifting strake per side positioned below the static waterline running through to the transom.
Careful attention had to be paid to the weight of the vessel, so for the structure we chose a balsa cored epoxy composite for the hull with foam utilized in the cabin structure and lightweight cored products for the interior joinery.
|ELITE 12.8m Sedan
|Bill Upfold, Elite Marine Design
|Scott Lane Boat Builders
|Composite GRP (epoxy)
*with quoted HP