Hutting 46 Explorer

Interesting Facts

The Hutting 46 Explorer is an ideal ocean going, long distance sailing yacht designed for ultimate performance. The main design aspects are high performance sailing characteristics and very comfortable and safe sailing behaviour.

To optimise the performance of the design, state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations were employed. To ensure the highest level of safety and comfort in rough sea conditions, the foreship is kept slightly deeper underwater than is typically used in the design of modern racing vessels.

The transom of the hull is kept relatively narrow, which also enhances its behaviour in waves. The height of the transom above the water was chosen so that the entire length of the hull is optimally utilised to enhance its sailing performance, allowing the transom wave to leave the hull at an ideal angle.

Project details

Builder: Hutting Yachts
Length: 13.90m
Type: Sailing yacht
Scope: Naval Architecture, Design, CFD
Year Launched: 2023