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What is Deadrise?

Regardless of how it might sound, deadrise isn’t a new apocalyptic tv show or video game. In simple terms, its the entry of the v-shape found on the bottom of a vessel’s hull. Measured in angles, the more deadrise a boat has, the more pronounced its v-shape from the bow pushing back to the transom.

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The Importance of Deadrise

In general terms, the greater the v-shape the smoother the ride will be while underway. When boat shopping it is important to remember that a sharper v-entry is considered, “better” if you plan to go offshore or in rougher seas. If not, a boat with a smaller deadrise will most likely be the best boat for you.