The draft of this book has been submitted to the Nautical Institute for peer review
Dag Pike Associates were commissioned to find suitable commercially available hulls for use as the basis for tenders for a large superyacht. One 14 metre and one 10 metre hull were required and the basic requirement was that they would provide a soft and level ride at high speed. DPA evaluated several possible hulls for these roles and for the larger version the Hunton 14 metre was the preferred option and for the smaller version the Castoldi 10 metre tender was chosen.
Both have now been completed and delivered and the project director for the superyacht has said that both have exceeded expectations in their performance. In particular the Hunton was modified with both a Seakeeper gyro stabiliser and the Humphree Interceptor system to provide both high and low speed stability whilst the hull chines were modified with a stepped chine system. DPA specialises in creating designs that can meet particular requirements and this project that involved adapting standard designs to the specialised requirements was typical of the DPA expertise. The superyacht will be delivered in April 2017