CLIENT: RUBENETTI COASTAL ROWING
Rowing skiff design
Complete innovative design of the rowing skiff for two rowers to participate in different competitions worldwide. The design of the carriers was also carried out, which are the pieces anchored to the boat where the oars are attached.
The result was a bold design with innovative elements like the bearers and the “axe bow” stand out, this type of bow improves the pitching increasing the cruising speed.
Advance engineering application of rowing skiff design
The success of this project came from the combination of design, composite material experience, and advanced engineering.
Genetic algorithms were used to determine the optimum skiff dimensions: length, beam, and draught. A considerable number of hull geometries were studied in terms of hull drag and wave drag with the aid of simplified methods. Finally, the more promising geometries were compared through CFD. Compete composite design and construction drawings were carry out. Without never forgetting the aesthetic design and ergonomics aspects.