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Houseboat Refurbishing | Displacement Hull
Displacement Hull: The Displacement Hull is designed to split the water and move it around the boat instead of pushing it. The front of the hull is deeper in the water with a sharper more vertical entry and a gradual transition to the sides. The rear of the hull rises at the rear which releases the water and gives the boat a push. The result is increased speed and greatly improved tracking (the ability to drive the boat in a straight line). Wake from this style hull is over 50% smaller than a barge hull. We strongly recommend a displacement hull for buyers who will be traveling significant distances in their boat or those who are concerned with improved performance and handling. The efficiency of the hull allows this particular boat to be powered by a single 6 Liter Diesel straight inboard with dual rudders. Even with one engine this boat has better performance and much improved handling over a barge style hull with twin inboard outboard engines. This boat retained the houseboat style front deck to maximize outdoor living space.