Principles of Yacht Design

Principles of Yacht Design

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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."


    "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