Patent Number: 8,875,644

Title: Ship's fore body form

Abstract: A fore body of a ship has a bow having an upper bow portion, a lower bow portion, and a recessed bow portion between the upper bow portion and the lower bow portion. The recessed bow portion has a blunt shaped surface, curving inwards and backwards from a transition area between the upper bow portion and the recessed bow portion. The blunt shaped surface is designed to reflect smaller waves to reduce added wave resistance in smaller waves which are reflected in the recessed bow portion.

Inventors: Tvete; Magnus Ragnvald (Fredrikstad, NO), Borgen; Henning (Alesund, NO)

Assignee: Vard Design AS

International Classification: B63B 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00