Design

Marine design

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 […]

Transverse Stability, Part 1: Fundamentals

Transverse Stability, Part 1: Fundamentals

Transverse stability is the ability of a vessel to resist and recover from heeling over. It important in the sense that this is what prevents a vessel rolling over and capsizing. For sailing vessels, stability is also needed to develop power under sail other than downwind. Stability is a force moment, i.e. forces separated by […]

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 […]

Nordkyn Project

Nordkyn Project

The 13-metre alloy sloop Nordkyn is the outcome a personal design and build project. In short, I wanted a new ocean cruising and voyaging yacht suitable for the type of sailing illustrated by the voyage of the sloop Yarra. The project had a long gestation period and involved development far beyond what would have been […]

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 […]