Performance comparison between planing monohull and catamran at high Froude numbers



Conventional ships have been used for many years with usual body forms. But recent developments in high speed crafts have created many different alternatives. Therefore the selection of hull type becomes an important issue in the preliminary design stage. This selection should be based on performance comparisons and also other parameters such as building costs and so on. Since planing monohulls and catamarans are very popular types of high speed crafts, in this paper their behaviors from resistance at high speeds are compared. The results may prove useful for designers at conceptual or preliminary design stages.