The yacht is designed for offshore cruising and worldwide cruising and has in this respect the appropriate seakeeping, maneuverability and general handing capabilities. The vessel is a displacement hull motor yacht based on the principle of a displacement glider.
The “displacement glider” (dg) is a unique concept which combines a displacement keel (a) and planing surfaces (b). The two wave systems of (a) and (b) interfere with each other which leads to a general lower total resistance and creates a significantly reduced wash respectively.The advantages of the dg hull leads to reduced installed power requirement and significant less fuel consumption.Because of this a wider range of operation with same fuel capacity is possible. Furthermore the dg has higher obtainable speeds in rough sea than common planing boats also, a higher stability from lower center of gravity is provided. By unique keel design there is significantly more usable space in hull for engines, space for cargo and interior.
The diagram shows the performance advantage within a speed range from displacing to planing using the example of the dg-prototype (loa=14,45 m). As the diagram illustrates, dg achieves in the transition speed range significantly higher speeds than both, the displacement and planning boat given the same power input. The dg-effect is valid throughout a wide speed range: for a boat of 14,6 m it is 9 to 19 knots. Dg hull design provides significant savings. Model tests and recent seatrials suggest a possible Reduction up to 30 % on operating costs and investment in main engine.The advantage of dg hull is a sensation among international experts and deserves recognition in notable publications: