A guide to yacht design: Past, present and future
Although any spectacular superyacht will need to ‘wow’ upon arrival in ports and marinas worldwide, the design process encompasses much more than its façade. A yacht designer must work not only to create something innovative in terms of design, fitting the client’s brief, they must work to comfortably accommodate those living and working on board, all the while keeping up with the industry’s ever changing design rules and regulations.
Yachting Pages investigates past, present and future design trends and materials within the superyacht sector, and details the ways to forge a harmonious working relationship with your yacht designer for a successful project.
The Monaco Yacht Show is a favoured opportunity for yacht designers and builders to unveil exciting concept designs and new launches to the industry. This year, the show welcomed some 34,000 visitors to marvel at some of the industry’s leading innovations and influential designs.
Yachting Pages investigates some of the most unique and innovative superyachts on the planet. Many structural design elements remain consistent throughout the industry, but it’s the luxury extras that make all the difference; from glass staircases to customs gyms designed by Usain Bolt.
Working at the heart of the superyacht industry, yacht designers often face an uphill battle when it comes to altering the face of yacht design. Predicting the future of yacht design is therefore a difficult challenge, with uncertainties about which concepts will make it to construction, and which will be thwarted by owner or classification society, but the signs of change are upon us.
The realisation that a superyacht dream is soon set to become reality is an exciting time for any yacht owner, as he/she works to find a design and build team who can interpret the vision. But what makes a good designer a great designer? Yachting Pages details the factors to picking an accomplished yacht designer.