A low-aspect fin (wide but not too deep) is required on this big yacht to minimize draft; otherwise the fin would project beneath the keel. High-aspect fins (narrow and deep) are more efficient, because of their longer leading edge, but not always practical.
When you’re a boat designer, you deal with all kinds of people, from hard-charging CEOs to dreamers. But they all must follow the laws of physics. Our Sightlines columnist Michael Peters lays down the law.
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