Boat Design, With Comments on the Recreational Boating Industry 700530
Recreational boating is discussed in this paper. Some historical background is presented, explaining that yachting was first developed because of an early need for suitable transportation in a young country; the growth of the industry is then traced over the past 30 years, with emphasis on boat materials and engines.
Design of recreational boats is treated in greater detail, and the discussion includes design elements both decorative and functional. Much emphasis is placed on the presentation of various shape boats. Some mathematical discussion is also included; configurations of various models are discussed in relation to the performance of the specific craft.