What “Lapstrake Hull” means when talking about yachts

video of 78' marlow ExplorerThere are countless different yachts cruising the seas around the world and each one seems to manage to be different. After years of selling yachts, I still can have two identical yachts at the docks behind my office, next to one another, and the light switches aren’t in the same place! Alongside the complexity of the yachts, that we enjoy so much, is the attention to detail and the best way to “keep our ducks in a line” is to have our own brand of yachting terminology. Unfortunately, along with this comes a lot of questions. Questions range from “What are Arneson Surface Drives?” to “What is a Lapstrake hull?” Well, let’s answer one of those questions today. A modern version of a Lapstrake Hull can be seen on this 78′ Marlow that we have for sale (you can see the picture above or be sure to check out the video). It is simply described as when a hull has the lines running horizontally along the lines of the hull. The term originated from Clinker boat building which started in Northern Europe and was successfully used by the Vikings (not to be confused with Viking Yachts 🙂 ). This method is where the edges of the planks overlap and the ends of these planks are joined into a strake. Although modern hull building techniques vary, this type of hull design is commonly referred to as a Lapstrake Hull. For over 53 years Atlantic Yacht & Ship has been serving the yachting community. Our headquarter sales office is dockside at Harbour Towne Marina in the heart of the yachting capital of the world, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our in-house waterside service department provides general yacht services from new teak, to engine rebuilds, captain services, and everything in between. Whether purchasing or marketing a quality vessel, Atlantic Yacht and Ship, Inc. is your one stop resource for the highest quality service and sales in the yachting industry today. If you are looking at yachts for sale, or thinking about selling your yacht, it is always wise to have an experienced broker representing your interests throughout the deal. Contact Atlantic Yacht & Ship at 954.921.1500 or click here.

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