Custom Work

Weather you are a demanding fisherman that needs more than what can be found in a showroom, a sailor with specific ideas and priorities as to what makes a seaworthy vessel, or a dreamer that wants a truly unique craft, we have the knowledge to transform your dreams into an actual boat.


If your vessel was damaged by fire, burglary, collision or any other event that involves your insurance, it might be prudent to hire a qualified Small Craft Naval Architect to properly protect your investment.  Bedard Yacht Design can help you navigate the numerous options that will have a dramatic effect on the future value of your vessel, including finding the right boat yard, the most up to date equipment and of course, design them into your existing boat.

Rudder & Appendages design and optimization.

We specialize in high performance rudders design.  Foam-cored, vaccuum-bagged epoxy blades that will increase the speed, balance your helm, and raise the stall angle of your boat.  We have worked in conjunction with Competition Composites Inc. who have built our designs for demanding customers.

Wow! I tested the new rudder today with 25kts on-the-wind. It was a beauty. The touch was super soft, like never before. Bravo, it’s perfect! P. Boissé, Owner of Premier Vent Sailing School
Rudder designed by BYD, built by Competition Composites
Rudder designed by BYD, built by Competition Composites


Power analysis and tuneup

Power analysis and tuneup.  She is not going as fast as she should?  Your fuel efficiency is suffering?  Which prop to choose?  Don’t put your trust and your dollars into the hands of unscrupulous and under-qualified counselors.  You get what you pay for, of course, but hiring Bedard Yacht Design to look over your vessel’s performance and give you professional, unbiased advise is a sure way to save big in the long run.  Selecting the right prop for the right gear box for the right engine takes some serious number crunching, and even more when you take into account fuel efficiency, range and engine longevity.  Don’t waste your money by not hiring us.

Systems design & integration

You’ve heard the adage: Measure twice, cut once, right?  Same applies to boating. A improperly planned upgrade will rapidly turn into a money pit and most times, sub-par performance, which in turn, will ask for more cash.

Let Bedard Yacht Design make sure that you’ll plan once, pay once & install once.

Again, don’t waste your money by not hiring us.

Prototypes to scale

You’ve outgrown your current boat, you have a design lined up but you’re hesitant to move on something you can’t lay your eyes on, or you need that little extra push to convince investors to back your project?  Bedard Yacht Design can adapt and build a scaled-down model of your design for less than 1% of a typical production budget.

You can then inspect the model from all angles, visualize the interactions of the crew and customers (in the case of a diving or excursion business for example), lines of sight from the helm both ahead and astern (a common oversight, excuse the pun).  The model could potentially be tank-tested, and if you are running a business, it could end up on display as a powerful marketing tool.  All of this at a low risk, with only a fraction of the budget tied up, at a stage where improvements, fixes and changes of heart can be implemented with little financial consequences.

bay boat model
36″ model of a 16foot Bay Boat
Sometimes, spending a little money can end up saving a huge amount.

BEDARD YACHT DESIGN LLC 42160 US Highway 19 North #25, Tarpon Springs FL 34683 727-488-4573

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