The established method of fast transport is the planing hull, also refered to as a deep V hull. A very slender vessel (VSV) has been designed which overcomes the restrictions of a deep V hull. The VSV is in essence a canoe hull which is the displacement element of the design. The slenderness ratio enables the design to remain outside the laws governing displacement hulls. The slenderness also contributes to wave piercing and significantly reduces vertical G loads. The paper describes the theory, design and construction, and the market acceptance of this radical concept.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Warship '95, Intl Symposium on Offshore Protection Vessels; 14-15 June 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, UK. Ppr 18 [7 p, 1 ref, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, A
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM