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Definition


A V-Bottom boat can be defined as a configuration where the bottom part of the boat's hull is v-shaped. These are most popular on speed boats that reach a plane where most of the hull rises above the water upon reaching a certain speed. This type of bottom is also referred to as a V-Hull. or Deep V-Hull.

Meaning


This type of structure offers a smooth and fast ride on calm or moderate water conditions. Deeper v-shaped hulls are more attuned to open water navigation where stability is a factor.

Context


The hull configuration generally has no bearing on titling and registration unless documented with the U.S. Coast Guard. In this case, it may have a bearing on tonnage calculation measurements.

Conclusion


The choice of hull configurations can have implications on performance, stability and economy. Boat buyers unfamiliar with such aspects should consult with a qualified sales representative or marine surveyor in making such decision.

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