Feature/Performance Based Yachts (Help required)!

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by dimebag, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. dimebag
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    dimebag Junior Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am doing a final year project on platform-based methodology for a customised family of products and the product family my professor chose was yachts. I know it is going to be pretty vague but this is roughly what he instructed me to do and i'm stuck in a rut here as i know not how to progres. So any form of help or advise would be much appreciated!

    He told me to look at 2 kinds of yachts:
    1. Function/feature-based yachts
    2. Performance-based yachts

    I am supposed to produce a set of optimal values (i have no idea how despite researching so much on yachts) for each of the above-mentioned product family eg. hull shape/size, dimensions, prismatic coefficient etc. What are the general design trends among yachts with many features and performance-based yachts? I suppose they can be based on existing yachts available in the market right now.

    Secondly, i am supposed to specify design variables for a leisure yacht that can accommodate 8, 10 or 12 passengers (also based on existing yachts available in the market) and ultimately produce a 3D drawing of the scaled-down yacht.

    Anyone can advise me on the direction to go, where to search for information and what yachts i can base these examples on? Look forward to receiving many responses. Many thanks in advance!
  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    Skinnier is faster.

    Which means your boat must be longer for more people.

    The problem is that increased length does not always give more accommodations for people. Many yachts add more 'features' rather than accommodations. Adding a Jacuzzi or jet skis....

    Are the accommodations with crew, or without crew? There is a difference between passengers and crew accommodations. You would have to add at least two crew, maybe more.

    You can google https://www.google.com/#q=charter cruises and search in your area. You should be able to find some charter captains to interview.

    You can look at Caribbean cruises, or Mediterranean charter cruises, and see what the different charter boats carry - they often will tell you about their crew, and how many couples they can rent to.

    have fun.


    remember catamarans are BETTER. . . . That will get some argument started, so you can get a more mono-hull view point.

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