Ulstein X-bow series
Build : from 2006 on by various shipyards
What you see here is a totally new concept, a brand new design idea, innovative & thinking outside the box. Ulstein themselves say that the idea for this type of bow was inspired by the typical bow of ancient Viking sailing vessels
The opinions of my seafaring colleagues are very mixed, one likes it, the other doesn’t, the third says it looks ridiculous etc etc…and for me: I don’t know: the jury is still out, discussing the case.
Sometimes I do think that the vessels look like they have gone full-speed head-on into a very-very-very hard wall. But the professional (kuch-kuch) in me is really curious if this shape of the hull really makes a difference.
For now I’ll leave it in the middle: Half-ugly! And what’s your honorable opinion??
Anyway: let the pics speak for themselves. And for more info & pics go to the Ulstein website or just do a Google.