office has been a leader in creating efficient, user
friendly passenger ferries.
of the catamaran ferries that I see are designed by
large design offices, and in my opinion, designed
badly. They are usually metal, are heavy, have poor efficiency, and
a poor ride, compared to what they could have.
There are significant reasons for that.
Those catamaran ferries come from offices who
have been designing single hull ferries decades.
They do cats now like they always did the monos.
come from a sailing catamaran background. Instead
of just piling on the horsepower, efficiency is important.
I carry these lessons to the passenger cats that I
design. I expect the gold plate design offices
will figure this out in 5 years or so. That
technology here now. For more discussion of displacement
power multihulls see this article.
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