Boat Design Forums

    1. Boat Design

      Discuss boat design concepts, projects, plans, reviews, resources, and general design topics.
      Discussions:
      13,402
      Messages:
      198,317
      Latest: Coefficient of Scantling MikeJohns, Apr 7, 2020 at 6:44 PM
      RSS
    2. Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics

      Technical discussion on fluid dynamics: theory and analysis.
      Discussions:
      779
      Messages:
      17,149
      Latest: R.I.P. Savitsky Ad Hoc, Apr 7, 2020 at 6:37 AM
      RSS
    3. Stability

      Discuss stability issues and calculations, power and sail.
      Discussions:
      885
      Messages:
      14,948
      Latest: Jon boat water ballast jehardiman, Apr 7, 2020 at 11:48 AM
      RSS
    4. Class Societies

      Scantling Rules, updates and discussion on Society Classification: Lloyds, ABS, DNV, ISO ...
      Discussions:
      355
      Messages:
      3,958
      RSS
    5. Powerboats

      Discuss production and custom powerboats and powerboat design.
      Discussions:
      2,546
      Messages:
      26,679
      Latest: Ocean Jet Boat? oliverpatterson, Apr 7, 2020 at 10:12 AM
      RSS
    6. Motorsailers

      Discuss monohull and multihull motorsailers and motorsailer design.
      Discussions:
      139
      Messages:
      3,738
      RSS
    7. Sailboats

      Discuss monohull sailboat design, production and custom monohull sailboats.
      Discussions:
      4,168
      Messages:
      76,425
      Latest: Converting a bermudian rig into a gunter rig fishwics, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:04 PM
      RSS
    8. Multihulls

      Discuss multi-hull sailboat design, production and custom sailing catamarans and trimarans.
      Discussions:
      2,997
      Messages:
      79,205
      Latest: Why Is 'My Hull' So Heavy? BlockHead, Apr 7, 2020 at 7:11 PM
      RSS
    9. OnBoard Electronics & Controls

      Discuss onboard mechanical, hydraulic, and electric control systems, monitoring, navigation, communication, systems integration and onboard computer systems.
      Discussions:
      797
      Messages:
      10,295
      Latest: navigation light circuit TeddyDiver, Mar 31, 2020
      RSS
    10. Software

      Discuss marine design software: hull design, fairing, modeling, rendering, and CNC.
      Discussions:
      2,901
      Messages:
      23,703
      Latest: Mooring in AQWA Pan, Apr 6, 2020 at 4:32 AM
      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:
      393
      Messages:
      7,839
      Latest: 16 ft john boat project Ambro, Apr 7, 2020 at 4:08 PM
      RSS
    1. Boatbuilding

      Discuss boatbuilding projects, methods, plans & kits, ask questions, and share your experiences.
      Discussions:
      10,031
      Messages:
      117,960
      RSS
    2. Materials

      Discuss boatbuilding materials: composites, woods, metals, plastics, and finishes.
      Discussions:
      2,674
      Messages:
      27,754
      RSS
    3. Marketplace

      Boatbuilding materials, tools, equipment, molds, tooling and custom projects for sale or trade.
      Discussions:
      2,503
      Messages:
      11,887
      Latest: I have some electronics to sell. Juliamarie Palero, Apr 7, 2020 at 3:48 PM
      RSS
    1. Education

      Discuss schools and programs of Naval Architecture and Yacht Design and entry paths into a boat design career.
      Discussions:
      839
      Messages:
      5,879
      Latest: How to learn boat design Six Pack, Mar 22, 2020
      RSS
    2. Services & Employment

      Post positions available and marine design and boatbuilding services offered.
      Discussions:
      1,792
      Messages:
      6,028
      Latest: Hydrodynamic Engineer Needed Chris Crimmins, Apr 6, 2020 at 3:33 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:
      4,089
      Messages:
      135,794
      Latest: Ocean News ImaginaryNumber, Apr 6, 2020 at 1:02 PM
      RSS