Subject: Traditional Boat Geometry
From: DariusL <tonclass@sympatico.ca>
Date: Wed, May 16, 2012 11:03 am
To: <info@williamsonboatdesign.com>

Thank you for the tutorial. Just got through all of the 8 hours and found it very informative. In fact learned a lot. Excellent and well put together presentation. I’ve been very intrigued by the way you modeled 3D hull. It’s a familiar method but not for the hull modeling. As I though it to be very tedious and time consuming. Although after seeing your results I think I’m ready to give it another run. Have you ever adopted it successfully for a larger size vessels like cruise ship or a warships...?
I do my hulls solely for the hobby companies. The level of precision you demonstrated in the tutorial is less of requirement than as these would be cast in resin or molded in plastic. Although the ones I’m designing to be made out of paper could, to some extend, benefit directly. Still I am very happy I bought your tutorial and I wanted to thank you for taking the time and making it available to others.


Darius Lipinski
Toronto, Canada



5 out of 5 stars, May 27, 2012
Excellent overview of developing boat geometry.
By grant - Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Traditional Boat Geometry (DVD)

This guy really spent some time on this, he explains very thoroughly how to develop the geometry for setting up to build a carvel plank boat. It's very high quality too, it doesn't get grainy or degrade when you make it full size on a big screen. I must say, this video is the most comprehensive explanation of lofting and developing boat geometry that I have ever seen. I have almost every boat building book there is and it's hard to understand lofting in a book. This is not a video that you watch once and then it just sits on a shelf. This video is going to keep me learning for a long time because there's so much information in it. This video is worth a lot more than 30 dollars. Five stars for this video.



From: mb300cd@aol.com
To: jemini11@frontier.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:27 AM
Subject: Traditional Boat Geometry

A friend suggested that I should check out this DVD because I've been trying to educate myself on how to build wooden boats. Which is something that I have always had a keen interest in learning. This DVD has significantly advanced my understanding of the process.

As a senior technical writer I can appreciate the simplicity, yet detailed step-by-step presentation, of the material in this DVD. I would recommend this DVD to anyone wanting to advance their knowledge and understanding of Boat Geometry and how to effectively utilize the Rhino software application.

I’ve learned how to pick up points, produce a lines drawing, and all of the development steps to create a boat hull design.

I recommend downloading the free Rhino software program to take full advantage of what you have learned from the instructional content of this DVD.



Hi Warren,
I have been looking at your DVD and trying to fit in time to write a good review. I've just been swamped with projects. My quick review is: You have created a really great visualization of how the various parts of a traditionally built wooden boat relate to each other and how they all relate to the boats offsets and lofted drawings.

I will say that my primary interest was to see how you did some of the Rhino stuff. From this perspective there were times you repeated stuff too often and others where you skipped right over what looked like interesting techniques. But since the DVD isn't advertised as a Rhino tutorial I can't complain about that.

I still hope I can fit in time for a more comprehensive review, but if you want to use the one-liner above, go for it.


Nick Schade

Guillemot Kayaks




Warren, feel free to use this quote. I will try to update it as I get more familiar with your program.

“The Boat Geometry” program developed by Warren Williamson is an extraordinary and complete training program for anyone wanting an improved understanding of the process of 2D boat design.  On top of that it contains the extra benefit of showing how to apply the commands in Rhino as applied to 3D modeling. “

Tom Derrer, Designer
Eddyline Kayaks

Tom Derrer
Eddyline Kayaks
360 757-2300