World’s First Boat With Air-Filled Swinging Bulb Keel Gets Under Way

Danish startup Dacoma is turning canting keel technology upside down by fitting an air tank – rather than a lead weight – inside of the keel bulb. 

The canting keel is a device found in offshore racing, particularly in the largest vessel classes. It minimizes a monohull sailing yacht's angle of heel and keeps down keel mass at the same time. The canting keel features a long strut connecting a bulb keel to the bottom of the hull, along with an actuating mechanism to swing the assembly to windward...

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