The 16m mid pilothouse hull form has a fine entry developing into a shallow dead-rise aft commonly known as a warped planning hull. We have found this hull form to be best suited to the mid pilothouse style as it offers good support for the somewhat forward mounted engines while reducing unwanted buoyancy in the aft sections. This also allows for shallow shaft angles which increase efficiency. The hull incorporates our standard silent chines eliminating chine slap at rest allowing for a peaceful nights sleep yet retains a dry soft ride while underway. The hull is further assisted by one lifting strake per side positioned below the static waterline.
The mid pilothouse layout has many advantages both liveability and practically for a cruising motor yacht. The accommodation is split into two areas divided by the main saloon offering greater privacy for those on board. The split-level arrangement offers easy access throughout the vessel with no more than 5 steps to any given area including the enclosed pilothouse. This allows the vessel to have a low centre of gravity greatly increasing stability.
|Elite 16m Mid Pilothouse
|Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders
|Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 480hp
*with quoted HP