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 equal 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 a 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.