Originally Posted by brian eiland
If I were given the task of crossing oceans under power only (no sail), this might well be my choice....
Ocean Eagle 43
Doesn't that just look like the best boat to travel across oceans in! Fun too - and at 140 feet or so, you have a little room.
The long, slender main hull and diminutive outer hulls (called amas) provide exceptional stability but weigh less and experience less drag than other hull forms of comparable displacement, including twin-hulled catamarans. “The trimaran offers the greatest range … due to its very low wetted surface area,” he explains. “What you get is a top speed of 30 knots for Ocean Eagle, but more importantly, a very economical 20-knot cruise for a 4,828 km range.”
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