Who invented the X-BOW?
Launched in 2005 by Norwegian ship designer ULSTEIN, Aurora Expeditions is the first to use the X-BOW® design on an expedition passenger ship, having been of excellent use in over 100 shipping vessels across recent years. So, what makes the X-BOW® so special?
Why is it called X-BOW?
Inspired by the ancient Viking ships, the X Bow, as the name suggests, has a rounded bow with a little flare in the forepart of the ship. This shape along with the increased length of a vertical prow pierces through the water instead of slamming onto the incoming waves.
What is ship X-BOW?
The X-BOW® is somewhat the reverse of a conventional bow, leaning backwards instead of forwards. An X-BOW vessel cleaves the waves, significantly reducing noise and vibration. She can sail faster and consume less fuel in high waves than a conventional bow would allow. And she is more comfortable for the crew.
Why inverted bow?
Inverted bows maximize the length of waterline and hence the hull speed, and have often better hydrodynamic drag than ordinary bows. On the other hand, they have very little reserve buoyancy and tend to dive under waves instead of piercing or going over them.
What is a reverse bow on a catamaran?
There are several reasons why reverse bows—also called wave-piercing—have become more popular of late. A reverse bow also allows the longest waterline length for a given hull size and saves some deck weight in the bow.
Can you go on the bow of a cruise ship?
On Radiance, Freedom, and Voyager class cruise ships, you can visit the helipad on the bow (front) of the ship anytime you want for amazing views.
Why do new cruise ships have straight bows?
The new vertical bow is said to be more efficient and provide sea-keeping abilities that are equal to or greater than the traditional flared bow. It is also said to cause less stress and strain on the vessel as she slices through heavy seas instead of trying to part them as the usual flared bow does.
What is an Atlantic bow?
As correctly pointed, “Atlantic bow” was designed to minimize flooding over the freeboard and improve seakeeping. However it`s not only “clipper bow” that helps it, but overall shape of the underwater part of the ship.
What is bow flare?
marine. The spreading out of the forebody form from the central vertical plane with increasing rapidity as it rises from the waterline to the rail. Ships with an excessive bow flare are exposed to much higher sea loads than previously expected.
What is a boat stern?
Stern: The back of the boat is called the stern. Sternlight (all-round light): The light affixed to the stern of a boat that shines 135 degrees is called a sternlight. Transom: The vertical section at the stern that houses the boat’s motor is called the transom.
What is the Ulstein X-Bow®?
The ULSTEIN X-BOW®, the inverted bow concept, redefined marine engineering. The bow concept was launched in 2005, together with the first shipbuilding contract, and gained immediate interest from shipowners. The X-BOW hull line design has been tried in most weather conditions. The X-STERN introduces the documented X-BOW® effect to the aft ship.
What is the Ulstein X-bow® hull line design?
That’s the story behind the ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull line design, which upon its introduction in 2005 literally turned the image of the ship’s bow upside down. When presenting the X-BOW® design in 2005, the designers claimed that these vessels would be easier and less resource intensive to build.
What is an X-Bow®?
The ULSTEIN X-BOW®, the inverted bow concept, redefined marine engineering. The bow concept was launched in 2005, together with the first shipbuilding contract, and gained immediate interest from shipowners. The X-BOW hull line design has been tried in most weather conditions.
Why choose Ulstein for your next adventure?
Our thorough marketing and design concept analyses make a solid foundation for developing outstanding adventures and performances in an ever more competitive market. Ulstein is a leader in ship innovation and has changed the world of ship design. With an iconic brand we have launched ships still unmatched.