BusinessWeek, February 26 2008-- Stability Yachts is building a very non-traditional catamaran-based
super yacht with SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) technology to
reduce motion at standstill and at speed. SWATH technology has been
previously used by the military and for deep-sea research ships, but
prior to now, has not been available in a private yacht. The hull form
reduces the upward forces on the vessel as the waves pass through. The
biggest advantage comes in a beam sea because the technology
significantly reduces the vessel's vertical movement and totally
eliminates the quick jarring movements.
The key design issue addressed with the Stability 60 is, as the name
suggests, stability. The designers set out to develop a boat that is
stable in almost all conditions you are likely to encounter, and to be
far more comfortable in less common, very rough conditions.
The vessel can go almost anywhere and does so at a miserly 3 mpg at
8 knots and 1.8 miles per gallon at 20 knots with top speeds
approaching 30 knots. Read More