Power & Motoryacht

Chasing Horses

It seems boat owners are always chasing speed. Skippers of sportfishermen want faster craft to get offshore in a hurry and remain on the grounds longer with their lines in, particularly during a high-profile tournament, when millions of dollars are on the line. Speed is alluring for owners of other boat types, too. Some people. (It reportedly topped 66 knots more than a decade ago.) But an owner’s demand for speed can sometimes conflict with physics, or the preferences of naval architects and boat builders.

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