Boat Design Forums

    1. Boat Design

      Discuss boat design concepts, projects, plans, reviews, resources, and general design topics.
      Discussions:
      14,111
      Messages:
      212,259
      Latest: Power to tow vs. power to propel gonzo, Jan 27, 2022 at 6:45 PM
      RSS
    2. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics

      Technical discussion on fluid dynamics: theory and analysis.
      Discussions:
      897
      Messages:
      19,636
      Latest: Pocket Drive - modifications - photos Mike Goebel, Jan 27, 2022 at 6:14 PM
      RSS
    3. Stability

      Discuss stability issues and calculations, power and sail.
      Discussions:
      941
      Messages:
      15,822
      Latest: Jean-Jacques Savin’s ocean canoe fallguy, Jan 23, 2022 at 4:15 PM
      RSS
    4. Class Societies

      Scantling Rules, updates and discussion on Society Classification: Lloyds, ABS, DNV, ISO ...
      Discussions:
      377
      Messages:
      4,386
      RSS
    5. Powerboats

      Discuss production and custom powerboats and powerboat design.
      Discussions:
      2,623
      Messages:
      27,868
      RSS
    6. Motorsailers

      Discuss monohull and multihull motorsailers and motorsailer design.
      Discussions:
      146
      Messages:
      3,819
      Latest: Interesting Meta 39 James Wellington, Jan 9, 2022
      RSS
    7. Sailboats

      Discuss monohull sailboat design, production and custom monohull sailboats.
      Discussions:
      4,311
      Messages:
      78,790
      Latest: Trailable canal sailboat? gggGuest, Jan 26, 2022 at 6:33 PM
      RSS
    8. Multihulls

      Discuss multi-hull sailboat design, production and custom sailing catamarans and trimarans.
      Discussions:
      3,170
      Messages:
      84,111
      Latest: Multihull Structure Thoughts guzzis3, Jan 27, 2022 at 6:24 PM
      RSS
    9. OnBoard Electronics & Controls

      Discuss onboard mechanical, hydraulic, and electric control systems, monitoring, navigation, communication, systems integration and onboard computer systems.
      Discussions:
      833
      Messages:
      10,657
      RSS
    10. Software

      Discuss marine design software: hull design, fairing, modeling, rendering, and CNC.
      Discussions:
      3,027
      Messages:
      24,618
      Latest: WingHopper.com - free wing design web app! ZachMoves, Jan 25, 2022 at 2:49 PM
      RSS
    1. Option One

      Collaborative design of a power cruiser: trailerable, 300 mile range, economical at cruise & displacement speeds.
      Discussions:
      67
      Messages:
      1,727
      Latest: Cool trailerable boat parkland, Jan 9, 2015
      RSS
    2. Projects & Proposals

      An open forum to generate ideas for collaborative design projects.
      Discussions:
      416
      Messages:
      8,181
      Latest: I want to build a custom bath tub DogCavalry, Jan 27, 2022 at 11:43 AM
      RSS
    1. Boatbuilding

      Discuss boatbuilding projects, methods, plans & kits, ask questions, and share your experiences.
      Discussions:
      10,476
      Messages:
      126,913
      Latest: Plywood Fuel Tanks DogCavalry, Jan 27, 2022 at 6:21 PM
      RSS
    2. Materials

      Discuss boatbuilding materials: composites, woods, metals, plastics, and finishes.
      Discussions:
      2,836
      Messages:
      30,186
      Latest: An odd question about corcell foam fallguy, Jan 22, 2022 at 6:24 PM
      RSS
    3. Marketplace

      Boatbuilding materials, tools, equipment, molds, tooling and custom projects for sale or trade.
      Discussions:
      2,659
      Messages:
      12,395
      RSS
    1. Education

      Discuss schools and programs of Naval Architecture and Yacht Design and entry paths into a boat design career.
      Discussions:
      861
      Messages:
      6,105
      RSS
    2. Services & Employment

      Post positions available and marine design and boatbuilding services offered.
      Discussions:
      1,826
      Messages:
      6,252
      Latest: Yacht Designer Youssef Hamdy, Jan 4, 2022
      RSS
    1. All Things Boats & Boating

      Enjoy friendly conversation with other forum members and boaters on marine-related topics, boats, and boating in general.
      Discussions:
      4,186
      Messages:
      141,439
      Latest: Is the ocean broken? hoytedow, Jan 27, 2022 at 1:38 PM
      RSS