“Diploma of the Year 2018” award for the best Master’s Degree thesis project.
Comparison of yacht design methods on the basis of IMOCA 60 class yacht design.
Gdansk University of Technology, faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology.
IMOCA 60 class yacht concept design.
The yacht is “a sailing machine” for a solo circumnavigation. It can sail though the most dangerous ocean areas of the Earth. Catching West Winds it can reach a speed up to 30 knots. A yacht movement is between sailing, surfing and flying.
On the basis of IMOCA 60 design I analyzed and compared design methods in widely understood design to implement them to yacht design.
The hull of IMOCA 60 class yacht has features of speed vessels like: chine, redans and wide stern.
The bow and sides of the hull were shaped to minimize the mass of the structure, to damp pitching and to allow smoother ride on the waves.
Large sailing area is balanced by canting keel and foils.
Software: Rhino 3d, Orca 3d, Maxsurf, ZWCad.
Material used for sails: