Custom Work & B2B

Whether 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 an enterprising businessman with a unique idea, we have the knowledge to transform your dreams into reality.


BYD specializes in 46CFR Subchapter-T Certification.  We have helped certify older vessels refitted for carrying passengers as well as new custom builds, up to 68 passengers.

We can create Stability Booklets and help you with the in-the-water testing, as well as advise you if you prefer the Simplified Stability Test.

One of our strongest distinction is the ability to design, engineer and prototype products in house, cutting R&D time significantly over larger, separate outfits.  We can create photo-realistic renderings to present to corporate clients for approval, we have the ability to CNC-cut 3d plugs out of a variety of materials.  Since we have both a design & engineering office as well as a fully-equipped, production-ready shop, our work is integrated and efficient.

We literally CNC-cut thousands of sheet material every year, in many different materials, including Marine Plywood, HDPE (Kings Starboard), PVC, Coosa, Kay-Cel, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, beBond and of course MDF.  Ask us what material is more suited to your projects, and the advantages and inconvenient of each.

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  who have built our designs for demanding customers.  We can design and CNC-cut the ideal profile for your boat’s rudder or centerboard.  We’ve had great success with wood/epoxy foils, saving a ton of weight over molded halves while retaining 100% strength.  We vacuum-bag and post-cure our blades for extra strength and minimal weight.

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


Astus Trimaran rudderblade, 40% weight saving!
CNC-shaped centerboard & cast lead insert before lamination


Vacuum bagging our blades ensures maximum weight saving

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.

Production Boat Building Support

Hatch receiver plug, 30″x60″. Round gutter and 3° draft angle. This will go on a 45′ production sportfish
26 slices of mdf computer-cut to give a 3° draft angle.
bay boat model
36″ model of a 16foot Bay Boat
We built & towed this 8ft model of a commercial design for performance analysis.
Sometimes, spending a little money can end up saving a huge amount.

BEDARD YACHT DESIGN LLC 140 Oscar Hill Rd. #5, Tarpon Springs FL 34689 727-339-8627

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