Any critique of a long-range cruiser should begin below the waterline, because the shape of the underbody is the most important at sea. De Jager & Simhony has drawn a pure displacement hull made up of fair surfaces and smooth transitions. Hiding beneath the aggressively raked stem is a large bulb. It damps the pitching motion by increasing buoyancy in the bow, but more important, it reduces wave-making resistance by producing a wave that is counter to the normal bow wave. Reducing wave-making resistance allows a given cruising speed from less horsepower and fuel. The smaller engines and reduction in tankage decrease the yacht's displacement, and so on.