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.


Design name ELITE 12.8m Sedan
Designer Bill Upfold, Elite Marine Design
Builder Scott Lane Boat Builders
LOA 13.5m
Beam 4.3m
Draft 0.9m
Displacement 10,000kg
Sprint speed 27kt*
Cruise speed 22kt
Construction Composite GRP (epoxy)
Fuel capacity 1100L
Water capacity 900L
Power 1x 575hp


*with quoted HP

Contact us for more information
about the design above