In Boat School

What is a Stepped Hull?

In a few words a stepped hull means improved performance. Why? The short answer, a stepped hull reduces wet surfaces and lowers drag. The benefits of less drag equals more speed with less horsepower, or more fuel efficiency with the same horsepower. Put another way, a hull without steps might travel 50 MPH and have burn rate of 4 gallons per hour. By comparison,  the same hull with steps, might travel 52 MPH with a burn rate of just 3.8 gallons per hour.

An example of a double-stepped hull

DOES SEA BORN OFFER STEPPED HULL BOATS?

Yes! Sea Born has multiple models with either a single or double-stepped hull which includes all of our center consoles and offshore boats as well as several of our bay boats.