Motor vessel design

Power boat design

Propulsion & Steering

Propulsion & Steering

The keel and rudder arrangement was also constrained by the intended use for the boat. In the Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island area, dealing with floats and lines on the surface is not uncommon, especially when picking up cod or crayfish pots. This prompted for extending the keel underneath the propeller and bridging the gap […]

Layout & Practical Considerations

Layout & Practical Considerations

Habitability Visitors on board are always surprised to find all the main conveniences of a home readily available: good size cooking range, oven, refrigerator, freezer, warm shower, heating, an owner’s cabin with double bed, three single bunks… It is a small home on the water with fabulous sea views. The elevation retained for the windows makes […]

Wild South: Where From Here?

Wild South: Where From Here?

Wild South 37 The Wild South 37 was designed and built as a concept boat for something that is quite radically different and superior to what the market has to offer. Over the years, a lot of considerations were discussed: larger and smaller vessels, same hull with a different look and appearance, different layouts… One […]

Hull Design & Seaworthiness

Hull Design & Seaworthiness

Seaworthiness Considerations The key design objectives for the project were seaworthiness, comfort and efficiency, i.e. low fuel consumption Seaworthiness encompasses good stability and flawless seakeeping. On a motor yacht, this relates to hull shape and – to a lesser extent – propulsion and steering arrangements. There are two primary contributors to vessel stability: hull shape […]

Wild South Project

Wild South Project

The Wild South project started from discussions around creating a modern and practical displacement cruising launch: fast, safe, very comfortable, extremely economical and offering a long range without refuelling Experience shows that the main obstacles to cruising under power are typically comfort on board, especially under way, and fuel costs. We wanted to create a package that […]