SOME CONSIDERATIONS IN POWER CRUISER DESIGN
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.
- Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Meese, G E
- Publication Date: 1973
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric power plants; Hulls; Pleasure craft; Ships; Structural design; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design; Small craft
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull lines; Power plant design
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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