Principles of Yacht Design (Hardcover)
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 fifth edition is completely revised and expanded. It examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design. The new edition includes new findings from recent research in aero and hydrodynamics, as well as covering the most recent changes to building standards.
The authors have used a newly built 41-foot performance cruiser to demonstrate the practical application of yacht design theory. This new edition includes photos of the building process and detailed explanations.
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.
“This book is deeply fascinating . . . a must” —Classic Boat
“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