Originally Posted by capt vimes
and please do not get me wrong - while i see the merits of wave piercing bows in race boats, i do not see them in cruisers...
as mentioned in the other thread, without massive water ballast, all those ocean racing monos are prone for a nose dive - and i think you cannot disagree with that.
Yes I disagree with that. Trimarans don't have water ballast and as I have showed you don't have necessarily to have less buoyancy. The Neo 400, the performance cruiser that I had posted above does not have water ballast and you are going to see on the next years most performance cruisers adopting the inverted bow simply because it works better performance wise.
An inverted bow is not necessarily wave piercing, in the sense it works on the that fast motor boat. There is many ways to design an inverted bow and the objective on a sailboat is to diminish wave drag with a better dissipation of the wave energy and with less spray not to pierce waves passing through them.