Superyachts

  • Superyachts
  • Expedition / Explorer yachts
  • Yacht Support vessels

Benefits

Improved Comfort

The Hull Vane® dampens the ship’s motions in waves and ensures more comfortable sailing behaviour. This allows you to optimally enjoy your ship with less seasickness.

Higher top speed

A reduced resistance with the same power means you get more speed out of your ship. The improved sailing characteristics are immediately noticeable to those at the helm.

Less noise

The Hull Vane® ensures noise reduction because the propellers are less loaded and the main engines work less hard for the same speed. The improved wake also reduces the noise of the stern wave, a main contributor to exterior noise. This makes it more pleasant to enjoy the alfresco areas also when sailing.

Towards less emissions

A superyacht with lower emissions will better retain its resale value.

Optimised comfort

On superyachts, it’s all about the client’s comfort. By reducing noise (from engines, propellers and wake), a shipyard can offer the best designs – and win more orders.

Saving build costs

For a given top speed and range, the naval architect can use smaller main engines, exhaust systems, engine room ventilation and smaller fuel tanks. This results in a lower build cost for a more efficient, more comfortable yacht.

Towards less emissions

 A superyacht with lower emissions will better retain its resale value.

Space savings

For a given top speed and range, the naval architect can use smaller main engines, exhaust systems, engine room ventilation and smaller fuel tanks. The engine room ventilation trunks are a big space-eater in the main lounge. Making them smaller creates prime real estate. Reducing tank capacity for a given range, increases storage space, or headroom on the lower deck.

Midlife upgrades

During a superyacht refit, the performance (speed, range) and comfort level (noise, seakeeping) of an existing yacht can be upgraded. A Hull Vane® retrofit should be taking into consideration on every major refit program.

Readiness for future transition

Reducing the resistance of a motoryacht today, makes it easier to do the energy transition tomorrow. The ship design becomes more future-proof.

Added value design
Clients appreciate an optimised design with lower life cycle costs. The Hull Vane’s working principles and benefits are clear and easy to explain. Hull Vane® provides exactly what many superyacht owners love most: excellent value for money, innovation, comfort.
Space savings

For a given top speed and range, the naval architect can use smaller main engines, exhaust systems, engine room ventilation and smaller fuel tanks. This results in more useful space on board, and lower build costs.

Improving excellence
Hull Vane® makes a good design even better. A good naval architect explores all options to make a superyacht as comfortable and efficient as possible, and uses what works. For many superyachts, Hull Vane® is part of the best solution.
Dynamic Hull Vane
For clients seeking the most in comfort on board, the Dynamic Hull Vane® delivers exactly that: effective damping of the pitching motions reduces the vertical accelerations on board. It’s this constant feeling of being heavier and lighter that makes people seasick. The Hull Vane®, and especially the Dynamic Hull Vane®, allows clients to take their yacht out of the marina in rougher weather and enjoy more days on the water.

Custom Designed, Custom Built

Just like a bulbous bow, each Hull Vane® is different and custom designed for a specific ship. An optimisation of the Hull Vane® using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the starting point. Such a Hull Vane® study indicates how much the ship’s resistance is reduced with the addition of a Hull Vane® – either for a single speed or for a wider operational profile.

Based on the results of this study, a cost-benefit analysis can be made and a go or no-go can be given for the further development of a Hull Vane® for this ship. In the following phase, we conduct a Finite Element Analysis and vibration analysis to ensure sufficient strength of the Hull Vane® for a lifetime of trouble-free operations. Hull Vane BV builds the Hull Vane® with certified welders and a high degree of finish and accuracy.

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