Following the underwater lineage of the 40, 47, 50 and 57, P.A.E.’s innovative Modified Full Displacement (MFD®) hull form achieves superior sea-keeping qualities, longer range and greater speed than other full-displacement vessels of similar size. Older full displacement powerboats are limited to their theoretical hull speed of 1.20 S/L times the square root of their waterline. Most of these designs have modest accommodations, as their stern sections are narrow and their super structures are kept low for stability. However, P.A.E. has achieved a more desirable balance of interior space, reasonable speed and high efficiency through its MFD® hull design, which features full stern sections to minimize pitching motion and to maximize weight-carrying capacity.
The unique shape of the stern section also helps extend the upper end of cruising speeds by reducing the drag caused by "squatting" common to full displacement hulls running at high speed-to-length ratios. The MFD™ hull design includes a slight tunnel area for the propeller, allowing a large diameter prop to be used without increasing draft. This large diameter prop increases efficiency and reduces cavitation, creating a quieter running boat.