Manoeuvring of megayachts: performance through model testing
Author Toxopeus, S.L.
Title Manoeuvring of megayachts: performance through model testing
Conference/Journal The Yacht Report, Issue 49
Month September/October
Year 2002
Pages 97-101

Abstract
Regarding the manoeuvrability of the ship, several aspects may be distinguished. When sailing between ports or anchorages, the course keeping ability of the yacht determines the amount of rudder action that is required to maintain the course of the ship. When entering congested waterways, the controllability of the ship determines the safety of the passage. And finally when entering the harbour, the slow speed manoeuvring ability of the ship is of importance. This paper describes the areas of interest which need to be addressed when designing a motor yacht with good manoeuvring characteristics.

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