• planingRhino

    Planing craft resistance prediction plugin for Rhino3D

  • planingRhino

    Tools for Boat & Yacht Designers

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Too often the designer or naval architect is required to predict the performance of a new or existing design, sometimes at the earliest design stage or with little available data. Total speed at various load conditions, total engine power, or running trim angle at service speed, are properties needed for future design decisions such as final dimensions or further design optimization, scantlings, re-power options, etc. planingRhino and quickPlaning use the Savitsky’s method (with some modifications to include air resistance and resistance correction at semi-planing speeds) to provide quick answers to your performance related questions.

  • Evaluate hull design up to ten (10) speeds
  • Estimate running trim angle
  • Estimate Aerodynamic resistance
  • Estimate Bare hull resistance and total resistance
  • Define propulsion efficiency, resistance margin and estimate total required power
  • View graphs (speed vs running trim and speed vs resistance)
  • Export results in .cvs format for further process or reporting
  • Use Metric or Imperial units

Ideal for boat & yacht designers, naval architects, marine surveyors, and marine engine vendors, who require an easy-to-use, quick resistance/power prediction software tool for planing crafts.

quickPlaning for Windows

Planing craft resistance prediction for Windows. An easy to use, affordable, reliable and fast application for your Windows desktop or laptop. quickPlaning is able to estimate the performance of planing boats (predict resistance and power requirement) as well as their running trim angle.


You can Download a free evaluation copy and try it for 20 days or buy a licence.



planingRhino plugin for Rhino3D

Planing craft resistance prediction for the Rhino3D CAD platform.
An easy to use, affordable, reliable and fast plugin running inside boat & yacht designer’s favorite 3D CAD environment, the Rhino3D. planingRhino is capable to estimate the performance of your fresh or existing hull design by either reading  geometry parameters directly from your 3D model or evaluating a hull from user provided data.

planingRhino runs as a Rhino3D 5.0 plugin on Windows 7 or greater. A Mac compatible (OSX) version is under development.
You can Download a free evaluation copy and try it for 20 days or buy a licence.

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