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Old 22-07-2009, 13:19   #1
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Best Book on Yacht Design?

I am looking for opinions on the best book out there on yacht design. Principles, theories, examples,...

I have checked out the top 10 or so on Amazon.com, but I would like some input from this forum.

Also, any websites that cater to this would be greatly appreciated.

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See Westlawn School of Yacht Design | Marine Books & Reviews
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Thanks, svHyLyte!! I was on their site yesterday, but I wasn't looking for books at the time.
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Just what is it you wish to learn from this best yacht design book?
Ted Brewer offers some excellent information on his website at
Ted Brewer Yacht Design
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Basically, I am interested in everything that the site svHyLyte recommended offers in class form, but with out the huge price tag.
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Do I understand correctly that, "basically", you wish to learn to be a Naval Architect?
That would be some book!
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Thought I would just pick it up...on the side.
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Take a gander at Bob Perry's book...

Amazon.com: Yacht Design According to Perry: My Boats and What Shaped Them: Robert Perry: Books
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If you are of a technical disposition you might find Norman Skene's "Eliments of Yacht Design" (8th Edition I believe) of value; and, C.A. Marchaj's "Seaworthyness; The Forgotten Factor", has been described as "One of the most important books on yacht design ever published" although you will need to brush up on dynanmics for some of it. Ted Brewer's work is excellant; and, Perry's isn't bad (although he is still relatively young).

FWIW...
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Thought I would just pick it up...on the side.

Well, while you are at it you might want to add David Gerr's Elements of Boat Strength to the list.
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I checked all those recommendations out. Seems like I would be pretty well versed on the subject by the time I was done. Thanks for the help, guys.
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If you are of a technical disposition you might find Norman Skene's "Eliments of Yacht Design" (8th Edition I believe) of value; and, C.A. Marchaj's "Seaworthyness; The Forgotten Factor", has been described as "One of the most important books on yacht design ever published" although you will need to brush up on dynanmics for some of it. Ted Brewer's work is excellant; and, Perry's isn't bad (although he is still relatively young).

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Skene and Marchaj with Gerr are IMO as good as they get. I'd also recommend the CCA's book. Here
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