• quickPlaning for Windows

    - Planing craft resistance prediction and propulsion analysis

    - Speed and dynamic trim prediction

    - Propeller evaluation & optimization

  • Tools for boating professionals, owners and yacht designers

    quickPlaning for Windows

    planingRhino for Rhinoceros3D

    propCalc online propeller calculator

  • propCalculator

    Easy to use online planing boat performance and propeller calculator

    Estimate boat performance, and calculate optimum propellers

    Estimate engine and propeller power curves

  • planingRhino plugin

    planing craft resistance and power prediction for Rhino3D

    estimate and evaluate planing boat performance in 3D CAD environment

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www.boatdesignlab.com offers software tools to estimate the performance of planing boats for boat owners, boat & yacht designers, naval architects, marine surveyors, and marine engine vendors. With the tools provided you can easily predict the performance of a new or existing design, sometimes at the earliest design stage or with little available data.

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.

Boat owners, engine vendors or yards can use our online propeller calculator, propCalc,  to estimate the performance of a planing boat, choose the right diameter and pitch of the propeller or evaluate the existing setup. propCalc is easy to use and requires no installation as well as minimum user input. It is the ideal practical tool for quick performance evaluation of new or existing boats, propeller sizing, and re-powering.

New speedBoat App to estimate planing boat speed. Our app is now available on Google Play.
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Features

quickPlaning 1.1

planingRhino 1.1

propCalc

Platform

Windows
Desktop

Rhinoceros3D
plugin

Online –
Web application

User
input

Advanced
user input

Evaluation
of 3D CAD geometry or user input

Practical,
minimum user input

Export
files

quickPlaning files, CVS files

CVS files

Graphs

Resistance/speed,
Trim angle/speed

Resistance/speed,
Trim angle/speed

Engine
and propeller power curves (Power curves for Diesel and gas engines)

Resistance
prediction

Savitsky
Method (Modified for pre-planing speeds) &
estimation of air drag

Savitsky
Method (Modified for pre-planing speeds) &
estimation of air drag

Speed
prediction/estimation

Evaluate
up to 10 speeds

Evaluate
up to 10 speeds

Estimation
of max speed. Estimation of boat’s speed for whole RPM engine(s)

Trim
angle

Estimation
for every speed

Estimation
for every speed

Propeller
sizing

Estimation
of optimum diameter, pitch, EAR, propeller and propulsion efficiency of GAWN
series propellers using cavitation criteria. Estimation of max. vessel speed

Estimate
optimum diameter and pitch. Correction for number of blades and cupping.

Evaluate
existing propellers

Performance
and efficiency estimation using existing propeller input. Estimation of max.
vessel speed

Estimation
of boat’s speed across RPM range for existing propeller(s).

 

Ideally
for

Naval
Architects, designers, new designs, evaluation of existing boats

Rhino3D
CAD designers, quick evaluation of new designs

Boat
owners, yards, mechanics. Evaluation of new boats, existing boats, re-powers,
quick propeller sizing

License
type

Lifetime
license

Lifetime
license

Online 30
day or 12 month lincese

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