Sea Trial Slide Show and Video Online



You may have noticed the posts have slowed down. We’ve been working on a high definition online slide show and video of the FPB 64 sea trials. They are now live.


The video be accessed by clicking here.

Click here for the slide show.


Posted by Steve Dashew  (April 22, 2010)

2 Responses to “Sea Trial Slide Show and Video Online”

  1. Scott Evangelista Says:


    I know its very hard to tell with video, but it seems as though there is noticeably more pitch motion as you were headed upwind. Impossible to tell sea state but it didn’t look too bad. Any thoughts on ride into head seas versus the 83? and was the video taken with light fuel and water? you mention I think 6 tons light and I would imagine that would have a significant impact.


  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Scott:
    The boat was six to seven tons lighter than normal cruise displacement during the video. Loaded there is less motion. However, one of the design goals was to reduce longitudinal stability compared to Wind Horse to soften motion. You trade some pitching for less acceleration/deceleration. The net result is a wash in some conditions and a benefit/deficit in others compared to Wind Horse. In three days of testing the hull did not slam once. Bottom line, for a yacht which is 18 feet/5.5 meters shorter it has a very nice ride.