5.5 m Highfield RIB
Scope of case study
- Length: 5.5 meter
- Built by: Highfield
- Installation: 2020 retrofitted
- Foil Assist type: fixed Foil Assist
- Speed: 40 knots.
To demonstrate the influence of the foil assist on the ride comfort, this foil was made removable. During a test day of Highfield the journalists were positively surprised by little movement the experienced, when sailing 30+ knots over the waves.
After installing the Hull Vane®, we immediately put it to the test. While sailing, we noticed that the ship was calmer overall. We also soon realised that the stern waves were lower than before. We now need less power and fuel to achieve the same speed. Our ship has become quieter and has less vibrating. This gives us more cruising comfort. Our vessel also stamps less in waves, making longer trips even more enjoyable. We are very satisfied with our decision to install the Hull Vane®!