Immediate Future Plans of


Some of these potential plans for the future are quite immediate.  Some are not.  We are working on them in proportion to your apparent needs.  

Yacht Design School
        We continue to revise and expand our curricula in yacht and small craft naval architecture in response to our own research, the needs of the students, the needs of the industry and the suggestions of many.  While we believe we already provide the most advanced curriculum in yacht and small craft design available today, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and doing additional research.  These days our students work entirely on screen using the Rhinoceros(r) design software and we believe we are the only school of yacht design to provide full training in marine CAD work for both our own students and students attending other schools in the field.  We are working on additional optional curricula in specialized areas of on screen design for the yacht and small craft professional.
        While for some years now it has been apparent that we are the largest school teaching yacht and small craft naval architecture, we are proud to say our school remains a very personal one with each student working directly with their instructors on a one to one basis.

MacNaughton Yacht Designs
        MYD varies in size depending upon the number of draftsment we have available.  As near as we can tell any amount of custom design work is available if we have enough draftsmen and designers to take on projects in a timely fashion.  At present our Yacht Design School has grown to the point that we schedule less custom design work than we have in the past.
        Our intent is to continue gathering a top team of the very best designers and draftsmen in the world and promote their work.  Although the founder expects to continue to guide the philosophy of the firm, do new design work, continue to write about design, and continue to do new research for years yet, he hopes to train a top crew of designers and draftsmen whose work will be recognized individually as well as part of the firm.  This team will gradually assume more and more of the responsibility of the firm, with the goal always being to be able to provide the very best designs that produce the maximum of customer happiness.
        These days many of our new custom designs are lofted by us and patterns and building jigs are CNC cut.  Thus our newer designs are often, in effect, kits.  We encourage those who want to have us loft our stock designs as well.  We expect a growing number of them will become "kitable" over time.

        The scarce resource here is simply finding the people to operate this area.  We review and put on the web site books of special value.  We hope to eventually market many publications in directly downloadable form.  The more we sell, the more resources this generates to develop more publications and pay their authors so this could all end up benefiting the industry immensely.

The Liveaboard Catalog
        We hope to develop this area a great deal in the future.  It will be not so much a store as simply a resource for finding the best equipment.  Our knowledgeable equipment reviews, and free advice will always be all the promotion this will ever need and we this could someday be a very large business serving the community of serious cruising people.

Yacht Brokerage
        We used to do this as people asked us to sell their boats and find them boats and there are a number of very happy people out their cruising, living aboard, and voyaging today because in one way or another we assisted them in finding the right boat.  Nevertheless at the moment this exists only as a free service helping people find the right boats.  We simply no longer have enough time to seek out the wonderful vessels that are out there, get the information on them and their designers on the site, and handle all the negotiations and paper work.  Sooner or later we will find a person or people who will enthusiastically work on these aspects under our direction and brokerage will do well again.

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