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Old 06-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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"New" Hull Shapes

In The Netherlands more and more shipping companies are experimenting with the shape of the Bow section. The end of the Bulb??

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Old 06-10-2013, 11:20 PM   #2
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Yeah, I see them coming into the commercial offshore Oil & Gas sector as well. The design is referred to as X-bow (or sometimes in Europe as 'Crossbow'), created to smooth the ride out and be more fuel efficient, and developed by Ulstein. I see Wartsilla is now designing commercial vessels and I expect to see some revolutionary designs from them too.
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