Boat Design Reflected in Marine Design

Boat Design Reflected in Marine Design Years ago, marina design was often based only on available site space, shoreline configuration and the marina owner`s budget. While these are still considerations in the design of modern marinas, changes in boating technology, general market trends, economic climate and environmental regulations must also be regarded as key factors…

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Boat Design Reflected in Marine Design Years ago, marina design was often based only on available site space, shoreline configuration and the marina owner`s budget. While these are still considerations in the design of modern marinas, changes in boating technology, general market trends, economic climate and environmental regulations must also be regarded as key factors when constructing or updating marine facilities. (Since dockage at marinas is generally intended for non-trailerable vessels, these will be the focus here unless otherwise noted.) Many changes in overall boat design in recent years have been facilitated by developments in the use of fiberglass and other more durable materials than were traditionally available. When wood was the building material of choice, vessel design was confined to its properties

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