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Hydrodynamics of large motor yachts: Past experience and future developments

AuthorsGaillarde, G., Toxopeus, S.L., Verwoest, T.F. and Hooijmans, P.M.
Conference/JournalATMA - Association Technique Maritime et Aeronautique, Paris, France
DateJun 1, 2004

The paper reviews the trends in tested designs over the last 15 years and highlights the lessons learned in the course of a long history of tests at MARIN for this type of vessels. It discusses the basics of motor yacht performance in calm water, manoeuvring and seakeeping and the techniques to investigate them in a numerical and experimental way.


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