Naval Architect suggestions, for custom design.

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  1. Mattyb
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    Any suggestions for Naval Architects to reach out to for pricing for a custom boat design?
     
  2. JSL
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    what type of boat ????. Write up a Statement of Requirements (ie: 'wish list') so everybody knows what you want.
     
  3. Mattyb
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    classic J haul design like Lionheart, or the Intrepid. In a 12 metre class, with modern building techniques, like Marine foam core? Preferably, complete with CNC mold template. Along with complete schematic.

    Ultra low rigging, and boom to maximize end-plate effect. Modern cockpit.
     
  4. gonzo
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    Intrepid had the winches installed below deck to allow the boom to be low enough for the end-plate effect. That means that the crew is below decks for trimming and all maneuvers. However, if you want a J-boat, that is a completely different animal, and much larger.
     
  5. Mattyb
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    Yeah could never afford a j-class yacht. I was under the impression, the hauls profile with the long keel and Rutter swooping back.

    I like not only the look, but also that the classic racing yachet like the Intrepid. Are almost a mix between being a cruising and racing haul.
     
  6. gonzo
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    You should look again at Intrepid. There is nothing cruising about it. For example, it has a 12 foot beam on a length of 65 feet. The draft is over 9 feet which really restricts access. Lastly, the fact that most of the crew has to be below decks. Also, consider the cost of hauling out a 60,000 lb boat at a commercial shipyard. Another consideration is the amount of crew you need to handle 1,800 sq. ft. of sails. The height of the mast is about 100 feet, so that is another major access restriction. Finally, and most importantly, what is your budget? This is a multi-million dollar project.
     
  7. Mattyb
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    My fufir pick when looking at boats and design was the cherubini 48. But multiple attempts to contact them in regards to obtaining design have failed.
     
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    I like the long keel and classic look.
     
  9. Mattyb
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    As far as budget, I'm trying to determine the cost benfit between building and buying. I'm looking for a project, but without establishing a design and availabilty not really sure werew to start with cost of production for the boat.
     
  10. Mattyb
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    The reason I was looking for suggestions of Naval Architects. Is to contact and discuss what I'm interested in, and if it's at all possible to build a classic and make it practical also. Im not looking to build in my barn the Endeavour. I'm trying to make what I thought was the best first step in reaching out to a professional.
     
  11. gonzo
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    That is a good step. However, your budget will determine what you can build. Restoring a classic is more expensive, and requires more specialized labor, than building a new boat. Either way, it is a multi-million dollar project. If you have that kind of money, there are several firms that could do the design. I would think that since you like Intrepid, Sparkmans & Stephens is the best choice. They designed it, so you may be able to get a modified version.
     

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