Originally Posted by Phil Chitty
By the layout i'd say it was a rig support vessel.
Be interesting to see how it might handle the big stuff in the North Sea.
Wouldn't like to be on it in a big sea. Hitting a big wave would push the bow deeper into the water.
Not with that much buoyancy up front it wouldn't. I would be more concerned about lack of penetration through the waves or too raised a c of g.
Looking at it I think they have tried to incorporate a bow bulb into the main hull to avoid the noise and spray they normally generate.