Hull that’s flat out better
QUINTREX has released an all-new-generation Millennium Blade hull exclusive to its larger 6m-plus bluewater models.
The brand cemented its iconic status for Australian alloy boats decades ago by pioneering stretchform alloy technology, which delivered superiorperformance, spraydeflecting flared bow hulls offering a markedly drier and better ride than any of its competitors.
Quintrex lifted the bar another notch in 2000, releasing the aptly-named Millennium hull. The existing flared bow was integrated into an underside hull design featuring concave sections either side of the keel line and extending aft. This introduced a deep-V deadrise closer to fibreglass craft shapes.
The hull was an instant hit for mid-size craft, providing a softer ride and much better handling in adverse sea conditions.
But, although the performance of the company’s larger high-sided, full-shouldered 6m-plus craft improved, inexplicably they were not as good as the smaller models.
Determined to get it right, Quintrex employed state-of-the-art computer designing technology and developed the new Millennium Blade hull.
And what a difference. The underside shape has changed — there is more deadrise and the bow flare transitions into a finer rak- ing entry and carries farther aft, blending into more refined, narrower shoulders.
The 6.1m and 6.4m Blade hulls plane easier, there is less drag, enhanced trim responsiveness provides additional scope for adjusting attitude to suit pre- vailing conditions, they run flatter – and drive brilliantly.
Quintrex’s all-new Millennium Blade hull provides less drag and enhanced trim responsiveness