Since then I've enjoyed sailing very much - and I've never been afraid of the water again.ImproveSailing is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Did you find the answer to your specific question? Copyright © 2021 ImproveSailing.com In my experience it is by far the best for crossing bars, with its twin-screw stationkeeping ability, speed, agility and natural coursekeeping ability. This is the first in a series of stories on rough-water boat handling. They are less agile than monohulls and are a bit stiff to handle. The better riding qualities are offset by added draft (making deep-V hulls less suitable for shallow water use) and reduced stability (deep-V hulls tend to roll in choppy conditions when at low speed or at rest). This gives us a couple of other options. There are a couple of boat hulls that are absolutely horrible with even the slightest chop. A boat heeled over also has less righting energy available if it were to be hit by a breaking sea from the up-heel side. The square root of the waterline length (LWL) multiplied by 1.34 tells you precisely how fast a displacement hull can go in knots — 7.9 knots for a 35-foot LWL, for instance. It is also quick and agile, so it’s the best platform of all for avoiding patches of breaking waves. A jetski, or powerboat that would be used to tow tubes, wakeboards or water skiing, for example, would all be designs of planing hull boats.