Graduating from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in 1972, Jim Antrim has designed a multitude of sleek, efficient, lightweight advanced-composite multihull and monohull sailboats, commercial and cruising powerboats, and electric boats, as well as smaller, utility, and purpose-built designs. Shown above and below is his 40' Racer/Cruiser Tri, a fully demountable trimaran (for road transportation) built by Atlantix Innovations Marines, Inc. "In 18 knots of wind, the first test sail showed speeds of 21 knots with only small jib and main." The design is equally graceful as either a performance design (shown here) or as a cruiser with stand-up headroom (shown on the Antrim Design web site)
The new Linssen DS 53 designed by renowned Naval Architect Don Shead, expands upon the distinctive styling and solidly unique development of Linssen's DS 45. Both have several innovative features and beautiful and distinctive lines. The DS 45 rides on a 22-degree running surface with propeller and shaft tunnels, developed by Don Shead with Rotterdam's Delft Technical University. Both the DS 53 and the DS 45 feature a patented Linssen Variotop which allows the cockpit and helm to be an open express-style or protected from the elements within a minute of pressing the button. The Linssen Yachts are both clean and yet intricately functional and comfortable and unique.
If you love beautiful sleek wooden boats, you will need to see the work of Van Dam Wood Craft in Boyne City Michigan. Van Dam offers complete in-house yacht design utilizing three-dimensional solid modeling and drawing upon an extensive library of classic hull forms from the 20's and 30's when a client requests that a new design reflects period correct styling. Shown here is the 33'-5" 70+ MPH Impshi II custom built by MRD Sales in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Impshi II is representative of the distinctive and finely crafted wood boats Van Dam has been designing and building since 1977.
The Seaway Group with the J&J Design office is a multitalented group offering a full range of design and project services from concept development and styling to Naval Architecture, CAD, CAE, and modeling services to hull testing, CAM, CNC, and the manufacturing of final tooling and patterns. The J&J design office was established in 1983 by Jernej and Japec Jakopin and specializes in production boat design and engineering, both power and sail.