The Panga Marine Hull

Expect a Smooth, Dry Ride from our Proprietary Hull Design

Most modern boat designs today have a fairly sharp entry to the water at the bow. The purpose, of course, is to reduce shock or pounding as the boat hits waves. The Panga Marine hulls have unique features engineered to optimize performance and comfort in both shallow and open water.

All Panga Marine models have a deep forefoot – the sharp area of the bow that first hits and parts the water – resulting in a remarkably smooth ride.

Reverse chines throw water down rather than letting it rise up and be blown over the boat’s occupants. While many designs include this feature, our version is extremely pronounced and results in as dry a ride as you’ll find.

Panga Marine boats avoid the pitfalls of exclusively deep-V style hulls. As opposed to flat surfaces, deep-V hulls result in a great ride. This ride, however, is not without its costs. Since there is no flat surface for the boat to ride on, deep-Vs require extraordinary horsepower to keep them on plane, are deep in draft, rock excessively at rest, and burn a great deal of fuel.

Proprietary Running Surface for Ride and Comfort

Engineering the transition from steep bow to planing stern is where Panga Marine is unique among today’s designs.

Panga Marine’s bottom design incorporates both the deep-V and flat running surface principals. The angle of the bottom, or deadrise, in our larger or more offshore intended boats, have a deadrise of 22-degrees. The smaller boats have a deadrise of 11 degrees. All models incorporate the efficient flat or concave running surface, which is why they require so little horsepower to push them but still retain the superior deep-V ride.

Strength and Rigidity for the Toughest Conditions

The original panga designs included a wide collar running around the entire gunnel of the boat. This collar was essentially a boxbeam set along the upper portions of the hull where typically there was no deck to provide lateral strength.

We use an integral I-beam placed just under the sheer (the curved shape of the top of the hull) in all our models for strength and rigidity no matter the sea conditions.