John Fletcher Yacht Design seeks to design
yachts that combine, visual appeal, efficiency, innovation
engineering, and proper seamanlike
sense. We have experience with sail,
We provide comprehensive design services - from
preliminary design through construction drawings.
We perform 3-D design, modeling, and rendering.
We produce highly accurate and detailed computer
models used for design, construction, presentation,
and marketing. We use specialized computer systems
for design and analysis. 3-D models allow us
to create realistic photo-like images during
the design process.
We also perform general design analysis,
weight studies, stress analysis, structural
engineering, and lofting and nesting for use
by automated cutting machines.
John Fletcher has over 35 years of boat design
experience. His expertise ranges from cruising boats
to mega-yachts, as well as passenger, patrol,
and rescue boats. His office is located on Bainbridge
John has worked behind the scene for
a number of design offices and boat builders. He prefers fiberglass
construction for most yachts; however, he has extensive experience designing
and building aluminum vessels.
John has done a lot of sailing. He spent his
early teen years ocean sailing with his family,
and then moved on to yacht racing. He was accomplished
in the Star class. He progressed into sailboarding and spent several years involved
with sailboard shaping, and still keeps a quiver of boards. Presently, he drives a 28' rigid inflatable.
John has a degree in Engineering from the University
of Washington, where he studied mechanical engineering
and naval architecture.