About us

“We master hydrodynamics and we believe ships can always be better, safer, more comfortable and more efficient”

CEO Niels Moerke

Hull Vane BV is the sole licensed producer of the patented Hull Vane®, a submerged wing at the transom to improve the performance and seakeeping of ships. In the early 2000’s the Hull Vane® was developed for the Formula 1 of sailing, the America’s Cup. Hull Vane BV has been operating as an independent company since 2014, when two newbuilds were delivered with a Hull Vane®.

Innovation

The Hull Vane® is the only application of a hydrowing to reduce the resistance of displacement and semi-displacement ships. Using computational fluid dynamics software and building upon in-depth hydrodynamic expertise, the Hull Vane® is optimised for each individual ship.
The Hull Vane® converts energy of the stern wave into forward thrust and is effective on medium-speed ships, such as superyachts, naval ships, patrol vessels, ferries, fast supply vessels, Ro-ro ships and expedition cruise ships. When sailing in waves, the Hull Vane® dampens the pitching and rolling motions of the ship, which results in improved comfort onboard and a reduction of added resistance. In 2019, Hull Vane BV has launched an active version together with technology partner Naiad Dynamics, called Dynamic Hull Vane®. Over 23 Hull Vanes have now been built and the concept is more than proven with before and after trials and intensive use in the commercial sector.

Team

Niels Moerke

Niels Moerke

CEO

Bruno Bouckaert

Bruno Bouckaert

sales director

Pieter Duzijn

Pieter Duzijn

sales semi-custom Hull Vane®

Julian Hofman

Julian Hofman

project lead