By the Boating [magazine] Tech Team..
We consider the deep-V hull, as originally developed by naval architect C. Raymond Hunt during the 1950s, the single most important innovation to occur in recreational boating. Noted for its deep deadrise — the angle the hull makes with the horizontal plane — and a soft ride, Hunt’s development comprises a variety of elements that result in much more than just a smooth ride at high speeds in rough water. High chines, even distribution of displacement, flaring topsides and more deliver a drier, safer, truer-tracking ride for boats with deep-V hulls.
(Excerpt verbatim from the Boating article published January 10, 2017)