This book caters specifically for the needs of prospective buyers of production and custom built boats, outlining the pros and cons of all types of boatbuilding materials. It will help owners decide what material is most suitable for their needs and how to customise and modify the boat to suit their particular requirements. With his vast experience of boat design, Bruce Roberts-Goodson gives advice (for both sail and powerboats) on: construction materials and methods special tools required suitable building sites designing and building the interiors engines for sail and power electrical systems for sail and power rigging, sail plans and keels plumbing and equipment Bruce Roberts-Goodson has a thriving boat design business, and with many hundreds of enquiries each day, he is well placed to know what questions customers want answered and what the current trends are.
Bruce Roberts-Goodson has been a professional yacht designer since 1968. He has sold over 50,000 sets of boat plans and dispenses advice to customers wanting to build or commission one-off boats. Born in Victoria, Australia, Bruce has design offices in Australia, the US and Europe and is the author of several books on boatbuilding, including The Complete Guide to Metal Boats, published by Adlard Coles Nautical.