An insight into some of the economic factors which were evidenced in power cruiser design over a forty year period for the years 1920-1960 are considered in this paper from the viewpoint of designer, builder, and owner. A study was made of the trends in boat design which influenced overall length, waterline length, beam, draft, power, speed, fuel capacity, water capacity, and cost. These factors were tabulated and analyzed for custom designed cruisers, standardized cruisers, and stock cruisers. Due to the vastness of the field, however, only cruisers of the four-berth size are included in this study. Graphs showing the trends mentioned above are shown, with an analysis of each. Average data is taken for each 10-year period, and an Outboard Profile, Arrangement, and Perspective Lines are shown for each of the "average" boats. Comments are made on each of the "average" boats and its various characteristics along with development data that influenced design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Meese, G E
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper C
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM