Design Process

The design process is actually very enjoyable and we start out by listening very carefully with our clients needs and from that develop a series of sketches showing how a design might look and function. We meet in person or on Sykpe as needed. Following the sketches we produce 2D general arrangement drawings and produce a full design proposal. The design proposal not only has several drawings that show the look and function of the vessel with reasonable accuracy, it also describes the vessel in great detail.

Once the design proposal has been accepted by the client - as a “concept”, this is generally where we enter into a full design contract. The design contract specifies the plan deliverables and schedule. The contract generally has 3 stages. Each stage must be approved by the client - before going to the next stage. The 3 stages are:

Stage 1 -3D design. The vessel is designed in 3D so you can view the 3D model from any angle. This also includes the full interior and fixtures.

Stage 2 - 2D plan production. Once 3D has been approved, the 2D plan production commences and we work with various engineers creating a set of plans that the builder can build the vessel from.

Stage 3 - Plan production approval. Once the draft set of plans have been offered to the client, changes can be made and the final set of plans supplied.

In addition to providing plans, we also help establish the best building situation based on your needs and we remain available through the build process right through to sea trialing to help ensure a successful project conclusion.