Boat design wanted- Ocean-worthy V-hull Skiff

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by Climberb9, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Climberb9
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    Climberb9 New Member


    I'm looking for a naval architect or boat designer to come up with an innovative hull design for an ocean going v-hulled skiff for production purposes.

    Here are my parameters:

    -Designed for molded fiberglass construction
    -Either in a 15' length or 20' length, or close to it
    -A stable, wide beam
    -Designed for outboard motor propulsion
    -Clean sleek lines that are visually appealing
    -Ocean worthy, riding well in rough water and handling swell.
    -Trying to keep the hull weight to a minimum.

    For a reference, some of the hulls I like and am looking to be similar to:

    Thanks and hope to see some ideas. For now this is just a fun collaborative/competitive design, but if your design strikes my fancy and I am actually considering it for production, monetary arrangements will be made.

    Thank you,
    Hara Kumaran
  2. Adam Younger
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    Adam Younger

    Sounds interesting - have a few ideas I would like to run by you first before taking any time up on either side.

    can you e-mail me at and I can then make some suggestions / see if our general approaches agree.

  3. epicadventures
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    epicadventures Junior Member

    I'd be interested in coming up with a few ideas, I am working on a similar project for myself, only I am making mine out of wood. email me at

  4. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Whatever happen with this?

  5. YG.Archi.nav
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    YG.Archi.nav Naval Architech

    Sounds interesting - I am actually working on this kind of boat with inboard engine, but the hull could be easily adapt with outboard engine.

    Please contact me to give me more detail about the kind of boat you are looking for (fishing, speed, ...).


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