4630a “A Concept Exploration Model for Sailing Yachts”



“A Concept Exploration Model for Sailing Yachts”, by Perry van Oossanen, Published in the Proceedings of the “Modern Yacht” Conference, organized by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 17-18 September 2003, pp. 135-144 (ID No. 4630a).

This paper presents the results of a first study into the feasibility of developing a Concept Exploration Model (CEM) for sailing yachts and a case study for a specific project involving the design of a 44 foot cruising yacht. The CEM is used to generate and evaluate a large number of designs and to derive a concept design that best fits a certain set of performance criteria.