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Yacht Design Masters Project

Discussion in 'Yacht Designers Discussion' started by rebecca, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. rebecca

    rebecca New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    I’m a fourth year interior Architecture Student, from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
    As a final year paper we have to write a master’s style essay to prepare us for our fifth year.
    I have chosen the topic: Manipulating space to fit architecture. It is in simple fitting interior architecture into non-square boxes such as a Super Yacht. I have been reading through previous forums and found everyone that uses this site very knowledgeable. I am looking for any kind of books that anyone would think are appropriate for this topic.
    It is a very random topic I know but I have chosen it as I want to get in to get in this field of designing interior naval architecture when I finish my study.
    Thank you, any information will help
    Rebecca
  2. 84far

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    Hi,

    I may have a book that you may find useful (can't think of the name... I'm at work). But it basically gives you dimensions needed for areas used on a boat. eg, Height of bench tops, seats and stools, sinks etc. You may find it useful, and when I get home I'll post the title on the forum. Cheers

    Far
  3. Garry Hartshorn

    Garry Hartshorn Senior Member

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    Out of print but Skene's Elements Of Yacht Design should be on every aspiring designers bookshelf.
  4. 84far

    84far Senior Member

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    Hi Rebecca,

    The book is called "Interior Design Methods for Yacht Design and the Boat Building Industry". By Lisa Hix.

    I use it for a lot of design work from 30’ to 100m+, It has a lot of cross sections which come in handy as well, unfortunately it is in imperial... we can only hope that the American’s can change over to the metric system soon :D . Cheers

    Far
  5. Bill106

    Bill106 Senior Member

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    Hey, I've got my tape measure with both inches and cm's right here, have to use it all the time when I am trying to find replacement parts for those oddball sized European fittings that keep invading us over here, does that count?
    Cheers!
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    84far Senior Member

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    Lol! Yes, that counts Bill, I feel your pain. I even model all the boats up in imperial.

    I'll see you soon, I can't wait for the flight over :rolleyes:

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  7. rebecca

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    Thank you all very much. I will definally look in to all those books today. I will tell you how I go
    Rebecca
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    I cant add anymore than the others Rebecca, but I would like to say that its refreshing to read of an budding interior designer who has already gained the knowledge that boat interiors are not, in fact square boxes.
    I wish you the very best in your future...you have a head start over many who have come before you:)
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    Yes, +1 to that.

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