Hull design is possibly the most important aspect of creating the boat you want. It’s creation is the end result of complex calculations for a variable set of load conditions, powering options, hydrostatics, stability, and seakeeping. Deadrise configuration, center of gravity, wetted area, bottom loading, speed and fuel consumption are all in play while focusing on a beautiful set of lines. That’s what we’re known for, beautiful boats that perform at the top of the industry.
We have worked with the world’s leading tank test facilities in furthering our work for the best possible ride, a desired speed and sea state. The result… legendary hulls that are known worldwide for a smooth ride that feels like the boat is so much bigger than it really is.
“Ritchie Howell Custom Yachts looked to world renowned design firm Applied Concepts, to design a hull that provides a superior ride, comfort, speed and fishability.” – Ritchiehowell.com
“You have to experience it to believe the performance of this Applied Concepts, Steve French designed IPS hull. Built to the highest standards, Steve French designed this bottom specifically for the IPS drives to maximize her efficiency and performance”. – Yacht Council
“This variable dead-rise hull shape, called WaveFormTM, came from Steve French’s well known design firm Applied Concepts Unleashed. French’s company has been working on variations of this hull design for more than 20 years and is behind a lot of the fastest and most eye-catching custom boats on the water today. – Pat Sciacca, Power & Motoryacht