Intended for people who are not boat designers -- and not to make them into naval architects -- this book describes how to bring a "dream boat" into being. Written by an experienced naval architect, it prepares intelligent amateurs to create conceptual vessel designs ready for a naval architect's finishing touches. Included are all the basic rationales and data needed to undertake a designing project, presented in a style that successfully bridges the gap between the technical approach of naval architecture and the simplification of consumer magazine articles. This volume covers a wide variety of watercraft, so it can be equally useful if you're envisioning a cruising yacht or a sixty-foot fishing boat.
A naval architect's discussion of all the elements involved in bringing the idea for a pleasure boat or small work vessel to the final design stage. For amateurs or clients wanting a greater hand in the design and planning of their vessel.