- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (August 17, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 039304646X
- ISBN-13: 978-0393046465
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 1 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Yacht Design Explained: A Boat Owner's Guide to the Principles and Practice of Design Hardcover – August 17, 1998
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The basics of yacht design and then some; intended for the serious sailor seeking a better understanding, with emphasis on modern yachts and principles; clear, concise drawings and diagrams. -- WoodenBoat Review, January/February 1999
This is perhaps the most useful book on sailboat design since Ted Brewer's delightfully readable "Understanding Boat Design"...Killing's text is supported by terrific artwork on every page guaranteed to make the learning process as visual as it is cerebral....The next time your eyes glaze over three paragraphs into yet another technical boat review, reach over and grab this little nugget. It works better than Visine. -- Blue Water Sailing, November/December 1998
About the Author
Writer and graphic designer Douglas Hunter is a former editor of Canadian Yachting magazine. The authors live in Ontario, Canada.
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The graphs, and illustrations are of high quality.
I found this book very helpfull in discovering some of the things needed to design a performance yacht.
You will get to know most of the aspects of designing a sailboat, from hull design, speed predictions, stability, rigging, proper ballasting and keel design. You will be introduced to the use of coefficients which allow the comparison of different yachts in terms of relative weight for a given length, the sail area relative to displacement, etc.
Full with interesting details it is a delightful book to read and a very useful reference source. A great starting book on the subject.