Bottoms Up! What’s with the Different Boat Hulls? - flat bottom boat hulls

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Boat Hull Types | Campfire Collective flat bottom boat hulls


You can see the four most common boat hull types in this simple drawing. If you have ever been on a flat-bottom boat and on a modern fishing boat, you know.

Boats with displacement hulls are limited to slower speeds. A round-bottomed This planing hull gives a smoother ride than a flat bottom hull in rough water.

The 'hull' is the portion of your boat that rides both in and on top of the water. Flat-bottom boats tend to be less stable than other hull types in rough water.