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Principles of Yacht Design


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Principles of Yacht Design

Principles of Yacht Design is both comprehensible to amateurs and comprehensive for professionals. It follows the design of a 40-foot cruising sailboat from the first sketch to the final weight, strength, and sail area calculations, with tables, charts, and diagrams to let the reader adapt the process to any design. 

Principles of Yacht Design is the authority on planning and creating your desired yacht. Inside you will find all the essentials, including:

  • Design methodology and considerations
  • The yacht's specifications
  • Hull geometry, including lines plans and computer aided design
  • Hull design
  • Keel and rudder design
  • Propeller and engine characteristics
  • High-speed power boat hydrodynamics
  • Hull construction considerations for sail and power
  • Rig calculations
  • Cockpit, deck, and cabin layout
  • Weight calculations
  • Design evaluation, performance prediction and tank testing