It’s not just a fancy nose job: we’re saving the planet!
You’ve probably seen a bulb-like shape protruding from the bow of a ship. Our ferries all have one. But what is it and what’s it doing there?
Well, the bulb is a clever invention that helps to decrease a ships resistance as it travels through the water. The result: more speed, less fuel consumption – and therefore lower costs and less impact on the environment.
It’s all about countering the resistance of waves, as you can see in this film:
There you have it. The bulb creates its own set of waves, which largely cancel out the waves generated by the bow that every ship has to struggle with.
So, the next time you see a bulb at the bow of a ship, you know it’s there to assure a smoother ride, while helping to save money – and the planet.
Want to experience this for yourself? Book your next trip here. Save the planet with us! 🙂 /ylva.