Welcome to Pacific Motor Boat Design

Pacific Motor Boat Design - Classic Motor Yacht design, restoration, maintenance, and operations.

Rick Etsell is a consulting naval architect and professional engineer, based in Anacortes, Washington, near the San Juan Islands. His career has spanned over 35 years, encompassing:

  • shipyard production engineering
  • naval architecture design
  • independent design office (PMBD) for 25 years
    • New designs, small passenger vessels and workboats, yachts, fishing vessels, etc.
    • Engineering support, stability studies, USCG and classification society submittals, etc.
  • vintage and historical vessel restorations and refits.
  • motor yacht operations as a Master Mariner. 200 GT captain's license.

Now mostly retired from naval architecture practice, Rick works primarily as a yacht captain, operations and maintenance manager for select clients.