FRCV Hull Form
"FRCV" (Fast Round Chine Vessel) is a hull form concept developed by David M. Cannell & Associates, and currently in use around the world as fast patrol boats, pilot boats and even motor yachts.
These vessels are designed to bridge the gap between fully planing and displacement vessels, combining many of the best characteristics of both types.
The FRCV hull form is sea kindly and exceptionally stable in roll, with the ability to keep decks dry in conditions when a conventional displacement or semi-displacement vessel would be hampered by restricted visibility due to spray on the forward screens.
The form is very versatile, having been tested in variants from 12m to 30m length, at top speeds from 20 to almost 40 knots, and with power provided by twin conventional propellers or by twin waterjets.