Jim Taylor Yacht Designs offers state of the art yacht design services that are backed by years of experience with a wide variety of projects, validated by top racing results, and appreciated by thousands of satisfied sailors.

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image001Designing and Building the Taylor 49c A productive and thoroughly enjoyable collaboration with Brooklin Boatyard
VPP output comparing the predicted performance of four different 'test' boats relative to that of a 'base' boat, on a 50%/50% Windward/Leeward coursePerformance, Prediction and Optimization Performance prediction and optimization is decidedly not a black art
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Jim Taylor Yacht Designs was formed in November of 1978. It is located in historic Marblehead, Massachusetts at the foot of State Street, overlooking the scenic harbor that once laid claim to be the ‘yachting capital of the world.’ About Us