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EXTERIOR DESIGN – The Process
The process of designing a new yacht can vary a little from vessel to vessel, but the basic elements are often the same. We always listen to our clients and try to establish their wishes and criteria.
Typically the process will involve entering conversations with the client to find out their requirements and begin to define a direction for the design. This is followed by making preliminary sketches.
Past this, we will begin by making a preliminary General Arrangement drawing, a profile (or several), a drawing with deck heights and some basic sections. These all will be defined by the parameters agreed upon at the outset. We will set out to produce the first visuals and technical drawings.
The first drawings will refine the design and highlight the potential technical possibilities and boundaries.
We will then produce a preliminary specification document, which will assist the definition of the elements of the design.
Once the client has had a chance to view and approve these drawings and specifications, the design can proceed to a stage where a three-dimensional CAD model can be commissioned. This serves three purposes:
- It allows the client get a 3d impression of the look of his/her yacht (or other design).
- It allows me to ensure that the form of the design is resolved from all angles.
- It provides a basis for the Naval architects and shipyard to work from, to first make the necessary calculations, alterations (if necessary) and then make the construction drawings.
The shipyard will then be sent all the necessary 2d/3d drawings and models, final specification and final visuals.
I can then visit the yard at agreed predetermined intervals to supervise, troubleshoot and ensure that the construction process flows as smoothly as possible.
I can provide a complete service from concept to final delivery.
Typically the process will involve entering conversations with the client to find out their requirements and begin to define a direction for the design. This is followed by making preliminary sketches and visuals.