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Principles of Yacht Design

ISBN: 9780071826402 | 0071826408
Edition: 4th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Pub. Date: 1/3/2014

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"This book is deeply fascinating...a must." -- Classic Boat

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 (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

"A classic." -- Cruising World

"A sound and up to date manual of yacht design . . .a classic in its field" -- Practical Boat Owner

"A definitive work on yacht design." -- Cruising

"Ideal for budding designers and mathematically-minded yachtsmen." -- Yachting Monthly

"The standard book on the subject." -- Yachting Life

"Covers every aspect of the yacht design process." -- IBI magazine

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