2018 Wooden Boat Festival has ended

Michael Kasten

Yacht designer Michael Kasten learned yacht design by building boats, independent study, working with talented yacht designers, and creating his own designs.  Although the majority of Kasten’s designs are intended for construction in steel and aluminum, he has also had the opportunity to design several large plank-on-frame wooden boats ranging from 100’ to 150’ on deck length and up to 650 metric tons displacement. Kasten’s design focus is on a "modern-classic" approach to boat styling and boat function, combining the classic elements of grace, simplicity and practicality with the strength and performance offered by modern analysis methods, modern materials, and modern construction techniques. Although Michael lived in Port Townsend for many years, his home is now in Arizona, where the sun does shine.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 7

12:00pm PDT