Heesen Yachts and Van Oossanen Naval Architects, few days ago, presented the specifics of a 42m yacht project with hull vane innovation which could dramatically reduce resistance.
This first yacht of a new 42 meter series for Heesen Yachts features a further development of Fast Displacement Hull Form, as well as the first application of the Hull Vane. The result is a 42 meter yacht that requires 35% less power than any comparable yacht.
The Hull Vane® consists of a foil positioned below the hull of a ship or yacht in a specific location by means of struts or sponsons. The device changes the pressure distribution on the hull thereby reducing the resistance. The foil also generates a thrust force. Studies for a number of displacement motor yachts have resulted in fuel savings of up to 25% and averaging some 20% over the total speed range. This has led Heesen Yachts to sign a licensing agreement for the application of the Hull Vane® to their displacement motor yachts.
Van Oossanen naval Architects were responsible for the concept development, in cooperation with Omega Architects, as well as the naval architecture.
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Length: 42.0m | 138ft
Scope: Naval Architecture
Type: Fast Displacement Motor Yacht
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, October 30, 2012; Image: oossanen