38ft Express Cruiser- The Landing School, Maine, USA

This 38ft express cruiser design was completed as part of my recent diploma in yacht design at The Landing School, in Maine, USA. She is designed to be built using marine grade Aluminums and meets all ISO class B standards. The vessel has the following particulars:

LOA: 38.9 feet
Beam: 12.8 feet
Draft: 24 inches
Light Displacement: 19,200 lbs
Maximum Speed: 33 knots
Cruising Speed: 25 knots

The vessel is a designed as a simple but elegant choice for a couple that generally cruises alone, but wants the ability to sleep another couple on occasion. A complete galley, large head, separate shower stall, and large queen-sized bed in the forward cabin make accommodations more than adequate for week-long trips. Up top, the vessel has plenty of space, with a double-wide helm chair and helm-station to starboard, a nav-chair to port and large lounge seats on both sides of the cabin that double as a berths for occasional guest visits. The aft-end of the cabin is open to another set of lounge seats that are a perfect spot for evening relaxation and visiting with friends. The engine room, housing twin Volvo D4 330s with conventional shafts is accessed by hydraulic actuators that lift up the whole cabin sole for extremely good access.

Please see the systems spec below for more detailed information about this vessel and feel free to browse through some of the drawings that I’ve posted pertaining to this design.

As with all of my current projects, this vessel was designed using the following software:
Fastship for hullform modelling and hydrostatics
Orca3d for hullform modelling, hydrostatics & planing analysis (verified by ‘Savitsky’ hand-calcs & Ultrajet proprietary software)
Solidworks for all general 3D modeling
Rhinoceros for some complex surfaces
Hullscant for hull construction scantlings meeting ISO 12215-5
Autocad for all 2D drawings
Excel for weight and balance studies Design