Principles of Yacht Design

A&C Black
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Principles of Yacht Design has established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners as well as the boatbuilding industry as a whole. The fourth edition is completely revised and expanded and follows the design from scratch of a completely new yacht including all new computer-generated explanatory illustrations. As such, it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design.

The authors have used a newly designed 41 foot performance cruiser to demonstrate the practical application of yacht design theory. Beginning with the yacht's specifications, the authors examine the vital topics of aero and hydrodynamics and conclude with practical matters such as the layout of the cockpit, deck and cabin, and provide a complete weight calculation for the boat.

'This book is deeply fascinating . . . a must.' Classic Boat

'The standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole.' Yachting Life (May 2007)

'A definitive work on yacht design.' Cruising
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About the author

Lars Larsson is a naval architect and Professor of Hydrodynamics at Chalmers University in Gothenberg, Sweden. Rolf Eliasson is a yacht design/construction engineer who runs his own yacht design and production company. Michal Orych is a naval architect and CFD specialist at FLOWTECH International.
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Publisher
A&C Black
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Published on
Jan 16, 2014
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781472905550
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Boating
Sports & Recreation / Sailing
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Design / General
Technology & Engineering / Marine & Naval
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