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The Design Process...

Discussion in 'Yacht Renderings & Plans' started by AMG, Oct 22, 2004.

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  1. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    For those interested in how a new concept is developed, I will post the process of a yachts profile I started to draw today. In this particular case I don´t even know the size, but it looks like it will be around 45 to 55 m / 150-180 feet.
    My intention is to make it a contemporary classic. We will see in a couple of days and I will post the development in this thread every now and then until I think she looks OK... Welcome back! :)
    /Lars

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  2. YachtForums

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    GREAT idea Lars! We'll all enjoy this. :)
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    Since I early got the idea of a crows nest looking aft, as an observation lounge and with a docking station, I thought I had to complete it. Otherwise I quite often use the term "kill your darlings" and remove this kind of dominating features after a while...
    Anyway, here we go and since she can not be called a classic either I decided to make a red hull and add som stainless trim. So this time it wasn´t too many considerations and...

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    ...here is the result in a larger scale. She became 55 m / 180 feet in the end.

    Let´s do this again some time and you are welcome to suggest what kind of yacht it should be :)
    /Lars

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  5. TRY

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    Just glorious

    I'll make a public statement here:

    My next one will be a "Lars Modin"!

    A 30M powercat, salon, dining & master on main deck, 2 guest sr in one hull, 1 crew sr plus hotel infrastructure in the second one.
    Crisp lines, easy to build structures, comfort before sexy looks.
    Large fly for outdoors life, so important in the Med.
    Tender on hydraulic platform.
    15kts cruising, that's all - you see so much more on a slow boat!
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    Thank you for trusting me on your new project! As we met through YachtForums, I guess the members here will be able to follow what will come out of the TRY PowerCat project when it starts to take off ;)
    /Lars
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    promised, we'll do it online!
    nice achievement of internet networking!
    or is it internetworking? :) :)
  8. AMG

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    TRY 160´/ 49 M CAT

    Here is my first attempt in designing a Power Catamaran yacht for TRY.
    It is not based on his 30 m plan as above but could serve as a guide for a line of TRY cats in different sizes. This is a 160 feet / 49 m expedition style yacht, also having the platform that can be elevated down as a beach for landing tenders and toys in between the hulls.
    Is the market ready for big powercats or what do you think?
    /Lars

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  9. AMG

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    Update...

    ...sometimes the design process is slow and by changing a profile little by little the concept matures. This is what has happened since the last posting...

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    Outstanding Lars!! Every time you launch a new design, it becomes my all-time favorite. I'm looking forward to the day that your virtual ideas... become a waterborn reality.
  11. AMG

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    Thank you Carl!
    That day might be closer than we think since a member at this excellent Forum, a model maker, is interested in building a 1:50 radio controlled model of the 70 meter Explorer yacht Polara. The plan is to have her launched already next spring! :)
    That would be much better than any 3D-rendering I think!
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    As an exception I made a small 3D rendering since it can be difficult to imagine that the yacht above is a Catamaran. From this angle you´ll see it better and she doesn´t look so high any longer. She is 49 m long and about 17 m wide!
    /Lars

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  13. alloyed2sea

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    Passion for Design

    Yes, very creative and quality work.
    Especially like that one with the aft observation deck.
    Do you have another design house assist with the underwater hull form (testing, etc?).
    In another life, I would have liked to have been an car designer or naval architect,..., lucky you! :p
    Can you contemplate a rendering which combines Swedish and Italian design sensibilities?

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    Thank you,

    What I think I can do best is what is called styling and the general accommodation plan (GA). If a client should like a subdued and contemporary interior design I can do that too.

    What I am not so very interested in is the hull parameters and the engineering of the build. There are many naval architects and engineers out there, often linked to the shipyard who in the end will be responsible for the construction anyway.

    Most fun is to get the puzzle together in a way that satisfies both the buyer, the crew and the shipyard. A yacht that is easy to love, to live and to build.

    I don´t know if we have "national" styles on yachts any longer? In Italy they build "down-east" style boats as well as in the US you build European style. If you take Wally-yachts, they look more Scandinavian than Italian, and Windy from Norway has an Italian style...

    But I got your point, the right mix of Scandinavian and Italian design will be a timeless beauty :)

    May I also take the opportunity to wish all the YachtForums members a Nice and Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    Now there's a hallmark card I'll buy for friends! Nice touch Lars. :) (and thank you for the good wishes)
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    Thanks Lars!

    For your nicely presented wishes and for all the great sketches and designs you post so regularly!
    No wonder your threads are the most visited of these forums!
    My best and sincerest wishes for Christmas!
    May 2005 be the year of international success!! ;)
    Luc
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    Lars, I like that design of the cat.You gave her grace ,nice flair on the bow ,cool wrap around windows and to top it all it looks powerful.What a great design.Thanks for the great process.

    Francois
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    Thanks Francois,

    Having read this thread I can show you an exception, my first complete boat including hull design...!

    This 40-footer will be exhibited at the Scandinavian Boat Show in Stockholm this coming week. The picture is from a week ago when all the bits and pieces started to come together.

    I´ll post something on this event later...:)

    /Lars

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    HI

    this 40footer looks great even in the shed , I can't wait to see her on the water. Any chance she will be making an appearance in the Düsseldorf Boote?
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    Is that a foil on her stern?