Van Oossanen’s Hull Vane: Nose jobs are out, butt lifts are the latest fashion

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Van Oossanen’s invention of the Hull Vane could be considered as one of the

most interesting innovations in underwater appendages for reducing a ship’s

resistance since the invention of the bulbous bow in the late 19th century. The

Hull Vane consists of a (hydro)foil positioned below the aft hull bottom of a

vessel, way below the water surface. With the bulb forming an integrated part

of the forward hull of a vessel, the Hull Vane is an add-on below the stern of the

vessel by means of struts. Both however have similar purposes: reducing the

vessel’s resistance.

 

Read more: … Maritime by Holland December 2013-Hull Vane