speed and initial stability
Three opinions here, mine is last…
Impossible to say. There are many factors that affect speed
length isn’t one of them.
That’s not what I have always read. I’ve always thought that for
boats with the same width
and load, length is the determining factor on speed.
That’s what I read too. The question is how a recreational boat would be slower than a touring boat of the same lenght. I read a bottom that makes for more initial stability also produces less speed. For example the Biscayne at 14’6" was rated a mere 3 out of 5 in speed when it was a Dagger Savannah…
Yet it’s rated as fast by several reviewers…
“Just bought a Savannah Expedition model. Love it – fast, stable, tracks beautifully. Great fit for me. Paddle some rivers, some lakes, some of Great Lakes. When I demo’d 5 other boats the Savannah was the hands-down winner.”