W. A. Schumacher Naval Architect, Yacht and Boat Design

Bill Schumacher     I grew up in New Jersey where my family had a home overlooking Barnegat Bay on the Jersey shore. My major sailing experiences were from racing E-Scow one-designs on the bay, various size PHRF class sailboats offshore, boat deliveries and cruising the Virgin Islands. Close friends owned various classic wooden power & sailing craft where countless enjoyable times are remembered.

    As a youngster, my father took me to the annual New York Boat Show. From my teenage years and early twenties my interest in boating expanded. It didn't matter whether it was power, sail or a commercial fishing dragger, it fascinated me. In my spare time I visited the numerous local boatyards and commercial fishing docks. Ultimately I enrolled and graduated from the Westlawn School of Yacht Design.


~Marine System

    My design portfolio allowed me to land a position at Broward Marine Shipbuilding, Fort Lauderdale, FL where my naval architecture apprenticeship really flourished. My other shipyard employment was Lantana Boatyard, Lantana, FL when purchased by Tacoma Boatbuilding. At Lantana, I was co-supervisor of production engineering. Years later I returned to Broward Marine as engineering department supervisor of the Florida shipyard, responsible for new construction and repair projects.

    Outside of shipyards, I worked as a naval architect for CMP Associates in Ft. Lauderdale, Arthur M. Barbeito and Associates, in Miami and the world famous Jack Hargrave in West Palm Beach. At Hargrave's office I participated in the design development of Hargrave's largest motor yacht "Katamarino", a 185 foot steel hull, aluminum superstructure vessel built by Amels in Holland.

    While working for Arthur Barbeito, I was senior naval architect. The office handles new construction & repair projects of yachts and T/K boat, passenger vessels. The largest vessel project was a 222' private motor yacht. It included an elevator, crew for eighteen and a diesel-electric propulsion system powered by five diesel generators of various sizes. The vessel's driveline was via twin Rolls Royce Azipods. I was responsible for system design and construction development as well as writing the Owner/Shipyard Specifications.

    My work at CMP Associates mostly consisted of a large variety of repair projects including numerous hull extensions, re-power jobs, major & individual systems refits and new construction of small passenger vessels.

    Allow me to put my 20 years of naval architecture experience to work for your project!

Bill Schumacher, President
     American Boat and Yacht Council  The Society of Naval Architects and 
Marine Engineers  
Sampling of New Construction
  • "Katamarino" 185' motor yacht
  • 155' spec-boat motor yacht
  • "Starlite" 120' tri-deck motor yacht
  • "Indiscretion" 118' tri-deck motor yacht
  • "Destiny" 118' tri-deck motor yacht
  • "Magnifico" 118' flybridge, cockpit motor yacht
  • "Motivation" 118 tri-deck motor yacht
  • "C-Venture" 115' cockpit motor yacht
  • "Janet" 115' motor yacht
  • "Bellissima" 114' motor yacht
  • "Lady Columbo" 114' tri-deck, cockpit motor yacht
  • "Lady Hawke" 112' motor yacht
  • 106' spec-boat cockpit motor yacht
  • "Shona Boy" 103' cockpit motor yacht
  • "Sea Wolf" 100' motor yacht
  • "Finale" 100' cockpit motor yacht
  • "Lady Jake" 98' motor yacht
  • "C-Venture" 97' cockpit motor yacht
  • "Samantha Lyn" 96' cockpit motor yacht
  • "Temptation" 94' motor yacht
  • "Seaward III" 92' motor yacht
  • "I. Lorraine" 92' motor yacht
  • "Mon Amour" 89' motor yacht
  • "Lady Frances III" 87' motor yacht
  • "Magnifico" 87' cockpit motor yacht
  • "Brittania" 85' motor yacht
  • "Doral" 84' cockpit, excursion yacht
  • "Lady BJ" 76' motor yacht

USCG, MCA, ABS, DNV or Lloyds Register of Shipping compliance detailing when requiried

Power · Sail · and T / K-regulation Commercial Vessels

      Your inquiries are welcome!
Please contact Bill Schumacher, President.

1985 SE. 17th Ct.
Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida 33062
Tel: 954-781-5542

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