Boat Design Forums

    1. Boat Design

      Discuss boat design concepts, projects, plans, reviews, resources, and general design topics.
      Discussions:
      13,642
      Messages:
      202,595
      RSS
    2. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics

      Technical discussion on fluid dynamics: theory and analysis.
      Discussions:
      813
      Messages:
      17,663
      Latest: T Rudder designs for cruising catamarans patzefran, Oct 21, 2020 at 12:07 PM
      RSS
    3. Stability

      Discuss stability issues and calculations, power and sail.
      Discussions:
      898
      Messages:
      15,243
      RSS
    4. Class Societies

      Scantling Rules, updates and discussion on Society Classification: Lloyds, ABS, DNV, ISO ...
      Discussions:
      362
      Messages:
      4,083
      Latest: LR-section modulus Boat Design Net Moderator, Oct 21, 2020 at 6:31 PM
      RSS
    5. Powerboats

      Discuss production and custom powerboats and powerboat design.
      Discussions:
      2,579
      Messages:
      27,188
      Latest: What boat is this? Mr Efficiency, Oct 24, 2020 at 12:56 AM
      RSS
    6. Motorsailers

      Discuss monohull and multihull motorsailers and motorsailer design.
      Discussions:
      140
      Messages:
      3,748
      Latest: Cromarty 36 bajansailor, Sep 21, 2020
      RSS
    7. Sailboats

      Discuss monohull sailboat design, production and custom monohull sailboats.
      Discussions:
      4,221
      Messages:
      77,398
      Latest: Vacuum infusion Male vs Female Rumars, Oct 24, 2020 at 12:13 PM
      RSS
    8. Multihulls

      Discuss multi-hull sailboat design, production and custom sailing catamarans and trimarans.
      Discussions:
      3,046
      Messages:
      80,667
      Latest: Multihull Structure Thoughts redreuben, Oct 24, 2020 at 2:45 AM
      RSS
    9. OnBoard Electronics & Controls

      Discuss onboard mechanical, hydraulic, and electric control systems, monitoring, navigation, communication, systems integration and onboard computer systems.
      Discussions:
      804
      Messages:
      10,370
      RSS
    10. Software

      Discuss marine design software: hull design, fairing, modeling, rendering, and CNC.
      Discussions:
      2,947
      Messages:
      24,109
      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:
      406
      Messages:
      8,039
      Latest: Spectrum 650 Sovereign_Skipper, Sep 14, 2020
      RSS
    1. Boatbuilding

      Discuss boatbuilding projects, methods, plans & kits, ask questions, and share your experiences.
      Discussions:
      10,171
      Messages:
      121,118
      Latest: Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain. BlueBell, Oct 24, 2020 at 2:03 PM
      RSS
    2. Materials

      Discuss boatbuilding materials: composites, woods, metals, plastics, and finishes.
      Discussions:
      2,733
      Messages:
      28,562
      Latest: Dry Glass Recycling fallguy, Oct 23, 2020 at 2:11 PM
      RSS
    3. Marketplace

      Boatbuilding materials, tools, equipment, molds, tooling and custom projects for sale or trade.
      Discussions:
      2,540
      Messages:
      12,027
      Latest: Molds For Sale - 38ft/42ft Flybridge Jeandupont, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:23 AM
      RSS
    1. Education

      Discuss schools and programs of Naval Architecture and Yacht Design and entry paths into a boat design career.
      Discussions:
      847
      Messages:
      5,991
      RSS
    2. Services & Employment

      Post positions available and marine design and boatbuilding services offered.
      Discussions:
      1,800
      Messages:
      6,071
      Latest: Seeking Ship Designers Jeandupont, Oct 24, 2020 at 1:36 PM
      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:
      4,111
      Messages:
      138,653
      Latest: Is the ocean broken? ImaginaryNumber, Oct 24, 2020 at 7:01 AM
      RSS