The M-hull is an advanced, planing-hull technology providing dominant advantages over legacy designs in terms of ride quality with speed, stability, range and payload fraction.
The reduction of the “drag hump” offers very efficient cruising speeds not normally associated with planing craft. Extensive studies with government and academic support are validating these benefits. Test data and video are available upon request.
The scalability of the design by combining two or more M-hulls side-by-side holds promise for a new breed of large military craft. The multi M-hull design could allow large combat and transport ships to transcend the hull-speed limit.
Extensive studies with government and academic support have put the science behind these claims, and it has demonstrated on several commercial and military craft the ability to transcend the limitations of conventional hull forms.
Advanced M-Hull Technology
Combines ship design elements for a new relationship between hull, air and water
The M-hull's geometry is unique because it consists of three interrelated features that improve ship performance - the Central Displacement Section, the Planing Tunnels and the Rigid Skirts.
By capturing the frothy bow wave, the vapor/fluid flow field passively dampens the visible and acoustic signature of the ship. The stern wake energy that moves away from the vessel is inhibited by the presence of millions of captured air bubbles under and trailing the ship. In the same way, noise from the vessels passage and its machinery is reduced.