🌊Flare and freeboard create buoyancy and lift as the boat goes down into a wave.
⚓️The angle of the bow, known as the rake of the stem, plays a crucial role in lifting the bow out of the water and preventing it from burying itself.
🚤The chime, where the side of the boat meets the bottom, provides stability and flow separation, preventing drag and creating lift.
💥The strikes or running strips reduce drag, break the spray away from the hull, and create lift, resulting in a drier and more efficient ride.
🌊⛰️The keel, rounded rather than pointed, reduces the impact and shock when hitting a wave, providing a smoother ride.