principles of yacht design

Author(s) L. Larsson, R. Eliasson
Publisher Adlard Coles Nautical
Date 2000
Pages 352
Format pdf
Size 56 Mb







The authors of this yacht design textbook have managed to provide a remarkable coverage of all related aspects with sufficient technical principles and concepts, and with math to allow the future yacht designers to duly understand the fundamentals. Apart from the theoretical information, the text of the volume is supplemented by numerous worked examples included to demonstrate how the calculations associated with the design shall be performed.

The content of the book is highly readable and comprehensive. There is a list of reference sources included leading to the further publications. The authors have addressed virtually all design related matters from the very basics to the structural details. The volume is strongly recommended to all people having the interest in the yacht design basics. It will best suit newcomers to the yacht design.

Written by a duet of recognized experts in yacht design, the publication has been found by the readers to be very sound and up-to-date, serving as a classic manual for yacht designers covering every single aspect. Among the matters addressed in the book are design considerations and methodology applied, rig design and calculations, hull, keel, rig and rudder design, applicable ISO standards, design evaluation and many other important topics.

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