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


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