Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Department Chair or Program Director
Esunge, Julius N.
Major or Concentration
This paper concerns forecasting the performance of the S/V Zodiac, a two-masted schooner operating as a public and private charter vessel out of Bellingham, Washington. Two aspects of performance are discussed, namely the business cycle of the Zodiac and the operating efficiency of the Zodiac. For the business cycle, it is found that the best model for the business cycle is the one-year-ahead plan developed for the vessel in or around November each year. As for the operating efficiency, an original model is developed from techniques used for forecasting power outputs of wind farms and individual wind turbines. This model uses probabilistic methods to generate a weekly “efficiency measure” of the S/V Zodiac that may be used comparatively.
Darron, Henry, "An Analysis of Efficiency Measures of the S/V Zodiac" (2018). Student Research Submissions. 253.