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36m Indonesian Phinisi DUNIA BARU - Design by Kasten Marine Design, Inc.  36m Phinisi DUNIA BARU - Kasten Marine Design, Inc.

Modern Classic Yacht Design

Hello and welcome to Kasten Marine Design, Inc.

Our main focus is custom yacht design, from concept to launch. Our specialty is to design boats for ocean voyaging; luxury charters; and all-around family cruising.

Our mission is to combine an owner's wishes with graceful aesthetics, human-friendly design, competent analysis, maximum performance, robust structure, and classic form.

Whether the vessel will be constructed in wood, steel, aluminum or composite, a handsome and functional design is our goal.

Strength, safety, comfort, performance, style, grace... these are the essential attributes of a yacht. These qualities have shaped an approach to yacht design that I call Modern Classic.

You might ask, "Is it even possible to combine ruggedness and elegance in the same vessel?" We say, "Absolutely, yes..!"

Here you will find over two hundred web pages and over a thousand images. The Site Map is a handy index to it all, and the News Page highlights what has recently been added.

For more information about our design services, please inquire.

Advanced Modeling and Analysis

Computer aided modeling is by far the most efficient and precise means of defining hull form. With the 3-D virtual model one can easily optimize the aesthetics, layout, structure, performance, stability and seakeeping.

Once the model has been developed and faired, it can be used to define the structural parts so they can be pre-cut using CNC cutting.

In addition to being clean and extremely accurate this has the potential to save the builder considerable fabrication time. The result is a more accurate and higher quality product at a more favorable cost. To discover how we use CAD to best advantage, please see our Design Stream article.

Over the years we have found Maxsurf to be the most advanced, most complete and best integrated suite of software available to design, analyze, and pre-build any type or size of boat.  For more information about Maxsurf products, please inquire.

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Copyright 2014 Michael Kasten

44' Schooner REDPATH Under Sail

34' Schooner EMERALD, Builder Michael Kasten

Here my pretty,
I launch you proudly
Until some vagrant zephyr
Strays this way
To fill your sails
And waft you hence.
        - Krazy Kat, 1918

24' Tug Yacht - BOOJUM on Puget Sound, Washington.

32' Tug Yacht - TERRIER on the Bosporus, Turkey.

How inappropriate
to call this planet "Earth,"
when it is quite clearly...
        - Arthur C. Clarke, 2001

36m Indonesian Phinisi SILOLONA - Design by Kasten Marine Design, Inc.   Onboard the 36m Phinisi SILOLONA in 2004 - Design by Kasten Marine Design, Inc.