Nowadays the use of numerical simulation in the development of yacht structures is very advanced. Unfortunately however, simulation is often only used late in the process, to check the final configuration for strength and stiffness. What we have done during the development of the Bieker Moth was pushing these simulation methods to the next step – numerical optimization.
While we know the Bieker already provides a winning formula, we have undertaken a review of the boat using sailor feedback and our learnings to date. The review has focused on perfecting details which we believe provide some real performance gains.