Earlier this year, Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark won a public tender for the design and construction of a new 64-metre offshore patrol vessel. As the lifecycle costs and seakeeping characteristics are very important for this vessel, the shipyard worked with Hull...
The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation has ordered a Hull Vane for the 108-metre Oceangoing Patrol Vessel HNLMS Zeeland. It is the first time the hydrofoil-like device is placed on a naval ship and the first on a vessel over 100 metres in length. The Hull Vane...
Motivated by an expected decrease in installed power on future vessels, MARIN, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, developed tools to describe the handling of a low-powered ship in adverse weather. Recently, these tools were used to...
In recent years, the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) investigated the potential of a Rankine source code to predict the added resistance of ships in waves. In addition to investigation of accuracy issues inherent to the measured wave added resistance,...
To save weight, Hull Vane and Holland Composites have designed and built the first carbon Hull Vane. As composite construction offers freedom of form, it is also the first ypsilon-shaped Hull Vane. The Hull Vane is a patented fixed hydrowing that is placed below the...
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