With over 30
years of industry knowledge and experience,
Van Gorkom Yacht Design is dedicated
to the concept of innovative high performance yachts, both power and
of VGYD design articles
Boat Designs Made Affordable
packages are the perfect boat building
projects for the amateur or professional boat builder alike.
Past, Present, & Future
the Transpac 41/52 Rule was introduced with the objective of creating
incentive to achieve line honors for
the smaller classes. Twelve years later these classes compete
on a relatively level playing field and are no
less capable offshore
than their larger cousins.
is a Sport boat!!??"
explanation (based on performance characteristics and not emotion)
of what really constitutes a sailing sport boat.
Effective Research & Development
the Ticket....Less Strings and Things
of the problems any yacht design company faces when it embarks upon a
new project is being able to assess the vessel's performance
characteristics. This article is a description of how VGYD designed and
optimized their highly successful Mount Gay 30.
free-standing rigs are inherently safer, far less complicated, cost
aerodynamically efficient, and when paired with the right platform are
match the performance of a conventionally rigged boat.
Ballast - Race Boat Applications
description of how water ballast on a sailboat works, the advantages
and disadvantages, and a description of the system on the VG-Mount Gay
||UPDATES ON THE WAY!!!!!
we know.......it's been a year and a half since the last udate. Let's
just say that 2013 was a trying year on many different levels. However,
we've been working diligently on a variety of projects so there's quite
a bit to catch you up on. The goal is to have all our latest works
posted to the site within the next two weeks, including big news on a
custom 38ft canting keel race boat for an Australian client.
2XS 8.5 construction update
Milwaukee has become ground zero for the construction of the new 2XS 8.5. The client for this
boat is building it in his
garage and is looking at a launch date of Spring 2013. See the latest
Paradox 1050 - less string, less crew, less hassle
unique and innovative 35 footer is based on simplicity and
performance and is geared towards short-handed sailing, both above and
is fun and VGYD can help you get there!
We offer state-of-the-art
form development, performance predictions and analysis for
power and sail boats, for both new and existing geometries.
about our latest engineering projects
VGYD offers a broad
engineering services including structural analysis in composites and
metals, ABS and ISO scantling development for both power and sailing
yachts, mechanical engineering and detailing, refits and
on our appendage refits
offers state-of-the-art appendage refits, whether it's a light weight
composite rudder, a lifting or canting keel arrangement, or the
reconfiguration of an existing keel, our proven foil geometries are
engineered and optimized to give you the desired results.
news on our kit-plan-packages
on selected packages have been reduced!
kit-plan-packages offered by VGYD are
the perfect boat building projects for the amateur or professional boat
builder. Also offered as