Hull Vane® energy saving device
The Hull Vane is a patented, fixed foil located below the stern of a yacht or fast ship, for energy saving and improved seakeeping. It influences the stern’s wave pattern and creates hydrodynamic lift, which is partially oriented forwards and results in a reduction of the ship’s resistance. The performance of the Hull Vane depends on the ship’s length, speed and hull shape in the aft section.
The reduction in resistance ranges from 5% to 15% for suitable ships. In specific cases, savings up to 20% are possible.

The Hull Vane concept was tested at MARIN by a team of experts from the founder company Van Oossanen. The tests avoided getting too involved in details at an early stage. The optimised settings of the foil were used for the further development of CFD studies.

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