Multi hulls have started to encounter a lot of interest in the market mainly for their major advantage, represented by the lack of heeling which provides the immediate effect of offering a better comfort. The differences between mono hull and multi hulls are well known as well as the pros and cons. For such a reason CMIT has decided to develop different types of vessels, with the aim of selecting the types of hull as function of the service the vessels will have.


FOR is a special designed SWATH vessel dedicated to serve short routes characterized by severe wind conditions and high-quality sea life standards. The SWATH characteristics (high stability, less susceptible to wave energy) have been used to design a vessel which is extremely efficient under the energy point of view, within, obviously a certain range of cruise speed.​

The unit has been designed in a way that having the same quick-work, it is possible to have to different propulsion configurations and dead-work. ​


Our involvement in the catamaran field has started with the design of the sightseeing vessels for the Hong Kong port first, and for other clients later. Thus, we have decided to develop a very special product named THUNDER to offer to the Ro-Ro Pax industry a large vessel characterized by:​

  • Efficiency​
  • Reduced Motion Sickness Incidence​
  • Manoeuvrability​
  • Sea Keeping​

THUNDER is a wave piercing catamaran offering all the advantages arising from the hulls that pierce the waves, rather than riding over them. This is transferred into better efficiency (increasing the revenue earning deadweight) and more important seakeeping (ability to maintain speed during poor whether conditions and high waves). These factors combined with the catamaran manoeuvring ability, makes THUNDER a perfect vessel for port areas characterised by strong winds and confined port spaces.​


LION represents the latest technical development of CMIT design department.

A wave-piercing boat hull has a very fine bow, with reduced buoyancy in the forward portions. When a wave is encountered, the lack of buoyancy means that the hull pierces through the water rather than riding over the top, resulting in a smoother ride than traditional designs, and in diminished mechanical stress on the vessel. It also reduces the boat wave-making resistance.​

Design theory calls for very long thin hulls, so in practice most are multi hulls such as catamarans and trimarans.​