In the last few decades the performance of planing hulls has been researched by conducting model series such as, Series 62 [l]), Series 65 [2], Fridsma' s rough water series [ 3] , the Naval Academy Series [ 4 J , and the Dutch Series [SJ. However, the geometry of planing hulls has changed considerably from that tested in the above series, and consequently there is a need to provide designers and researchers with new performance data based on modern hull shapes. The Naval Architecture Program of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, in conjunction with the University's Centre for Marine Vessel Design and Research (CMVDR) is completing a program to design and test a systematic series of hulls representative of the modern-day planing craft.

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