The Abaco 23 is a classic, smooth riding hull. 17 degrees deadrise at transom, variable deadrise. The hull shape and styling is inspired by the rugged Bahamian outboard boats from the Abacos, therefore the name.
The legendary smoothness of those boats in heavy seas is mostly due to their hull shape. Most of today's small and fast planing hulls have parallel buttocks or, in other words, a constant deadrise from about the middle to the stern. The Abaco 23 has a hull closer to large deep sea fishing planing boats or classic hulls from before Ray Hunt. The Abaco 23 has a variable deadrise with a sharp forefoot to achieve high speed rough water comfort.
The slight warp of the bottom has another advantage, it induces planing at moderate speed. The transition between displacement and planing speed is much smoother than in a constant deadrise hull.
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