By Lars Larsson and Rolf E. Eliasson
First published in 1994 Principles of Yacht Design quickly established itself as the standard text for this subject, replacing the earlier works of Skene, Kinney, Phillips-Birt and others.
Contents cover:- Design Methodology, Preliminary Considerations; Hull Geometry; Hydrostatics and Stability; Hull Design,Keel and Rudder Design; Sail & Rig Design; Balance; Propeller and Engine; High Speed Hydrodynamics; Rig Construction; Hull Construction; Materials; Scantling Determinations; Layout; Design Evaluation; and Appendices.
The text is based around the design process for a 40 ft grp yacht, the YD-40.
350 pp. Line drawings, tables and graphs. HB