Principles of Yacht Design

International Marine Publishing


By Lars Larsson & Rolf Eliasson

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

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

"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

Title: Principles of Yacht Design
Author: Lars Larsson & Rolf Eliasson
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: January 3, 2014
Edition: 4th Edition
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780071826402
Binding: Hardcover