Like many people who are new to the boating you may be overwhelmed with all the types of hull choices. In the world of boating there are two main types of boat hulls and they fall into the categories of mono hulls and multi hulls that are also known as tunnel hulls. This article is going to cover three good reason to consider a tunnel or multi hull boats.
Multi hull boats are not new and have been used for thousands of years in human exploration across the globe. Ancient civilizations used them to navigate the globe but recently we have all forgotten why this may have been. There are three main reasons these types of boats are a good option:
Multi hull boats are more stable than mono hulls. Mono hull boats have a tendency to roll during operation and even at a sit still. This for some may make them sea-sick. These types of boats are more stable because they are typically wider and anytime there is more than one hull stability is always increased.
Many people don’t think about boat safety until it is too late. Tunnel boats are more difficult to sink because it take more than one hull failing to fill them with water. Even the US Coast Guard does not require floatation devices on some these boats because of their proven safety record. Some of the most sea worth boats have more than one hull and in the world of blue water ocean crossing more hulls means a safer more stable journey.
When it comes to top speed or fuel consumption multi hull boats are a lot more efficient than mono hulls. Mono hulls cannot compete with multi hull boats because of their advantage. There are simply a different class of boat and superior in efficiency. If you look at all the fastest boats in the world they are all multi hull boats. Same goes for sailing vessels in terms of distance traveled in the same conditions.
In the end if you are looking for a boat that can handle some rougher weather and seas a multi hull or tunnel hull boat might be a good option. They offer a wide stable platform that is great for fishing and handling rough seas. When it comes to safety they are your best bet for survival in a worst case situation. Finally they are faster than mono hulls and that translate for many boat owners into more time on the water due to less fuel costs.