Throughout history, the most successful seagoing vessels have shared common attributes. Take, for example, the greatest warriors and travelers of their time, the fiercesome Vikings. When they sallied forth from their northland fjords, they employed high speed, extremely maneuverable, shallow draft designs to help them expand and conquer their world.
While the FPB series are different than the current market-driven norm, they are simply following a millennia long tradition of proven seagoing parameters.
From the Vikings to Donald McKay’s extreme clippers to modern warships, the same rules of hydrostatics apply. We may have refined things a touch, but we remain true to this seagoing heritage. The Wicked FPB is another step along a thousand year old evolution.