Principles of Yacht Design

byLars Larsson, Rolf Eliasson

Hardcover | January 3, 2014

Principles of Yacht Design by Lars Larsson
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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

Lars Larsson is a naval architect and professor of hydrodynamics at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Larsson is president of Flowtech International, a company specializing in hydrodynamic software for ship design. Visit for more information. Rolf Eliasson is a yacht design/construction engineer ...
Title:Principles of Yacht DesignFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:10.6 X 7.9 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:10.6 X 7.9 X 1.1 inPublished:January 3, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071826408

ISBN - 13:9780071826402

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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