This thematic came up for me not when seeing the stretched ORMA 73
... it came up when I fell over the Trimaran Pipeline3
... slipped back into the water
after a refit
Originally its a 46 footer (LOI: 54 ft.) and a Kurt Hughes
I love Kurt's beautiful designs. Especially looking from front the main hull
of this boat has wonderful curves flowing into the beams...
So I got interested in this boat which is heavily overpowered by a 72 Foot carbon mast
with 44 foot beams, 6 berth and a total displacement
of 11 tons. Length over all is 54 Foot inclusive bow sprit.
was stretched... better known and sailed before it's refit
in 2014 as Trimaran
... as you can see between following both pictures the relevant difference: The bow of the ama has been changed from a traditional profile into a "reverse bow" for better 'wave piercing'.
The boat bilder company Lyman-Morse (LM) in Maine
(USA) did this great job to give Pipeline3 in 2014 the wave piercing bows. Originally the boat was built in 2001 by Dick Vermeulen of Maine Cat
in Bremen, ME.
Here the way how this job was done by LM...
Back to the water
with new wave piercing bows...