Boat Design

Our program is avocational, for serious amateurs who love traditional wooden boats and wish to help preserve the history, design, and construction methods of this craft.

This is an ongoing class offering in-depth instruction in traditional sailboat and yacht design. Students learn a simple but sophisticated traditional approach for developing seaworthy and efficient boat designs, and to develop these through lines drawings. Each student designs and prepares the lines drawings for a small boat.

Level

This class is for novices and intermediate level students.

Dates

Ongoing throughout the year, currently Wednesday mornings from 9 am. to noon.

Tuition:

$350 (U.S.) per student
Tuition is for twenty sessions. One half payable with registration: The balance to the instructor on the first day of class

Tool needs

Students should have their own drafting equipment – pencils, straightedge, scale, erasers etc. Specialized drafting tools such as fairing battens will be provided

Instructor:

Robert Darr – a boatbuilder, designer and teacher with forty years of experience. He is known for using native California woods in boatbuilding and for his emphasis on self-reliance.