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Yacht Design Lite
A yacht design program for those who need to understand the basics
of yacht design but who do not intend to become professional yacht
designers. Yacht Design Lite will be of primary benefit to marine
industry managers, yacht surveyors, industrial and interior designers,
boat builders, and others simply looking for an expanded knowledge
of job-related disciplines.
Yacht Design Lite is intended to provide students with a working
knowledge of the basic principles that affect the design of boats
and yachts. With a firm understanding of resistance and stability
as well as fiberglass design, the student will gain an appreciation
of the problems that a yacht designer must solve in order to develop
a successful design. An understanding of hull lines will enable
the student to "read" a bottom to determine why a hull
performs the way it does. The course work includes a small amount
of sketching. This is done to determine the student's comprehension
of the subject matter. Ability to draw well will not be a factor
Introduction to Hydrostatics
Stability Part 1
Stability Part 2
Principles of Resistance
Drawing of Hull Lines
Fiberglass Boat Construction Part 1
Fiberglass Boat Construction Part 2
Yacht Design Lite is not a substitute for the Yacht Design professional
diploma course. However, Yacht Design Lite students may transfer
subjects passed in the Yacht Design Lite course to the professional
diploma course upon enrollment and acceptance into that course.