Principles of Yacht Design

Principles of Yacht Design is the ultimate resource on the subject for practicing designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners, and the boat building industry as a whole.

It is the authority on planning and creating your desired yacht: design methodology and considerations, yacht’s specifications, hull geometry, including lines plans and computer-aided design (CAD), hydrostatics and stability in waves and calm, hull design, keel and rudder design, sail and rig design, balance, propeller and engine characteristics, high-speed powerboat hydrodynamics, hull construction considerations for sail and power, rig calculations, ISO standards for dimensioning, cockpit, deck, and cabin layout, weight calculations, design evaluation, performance prediction, experimental techniques, and computational fluid dynamics.

This fourth edition is wholly revised and expanded and follows the design from scratch of a completely new 41-foot performance cruiser to demonstrate the practical application of yacht design theory, examining every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design.

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