designer (student?) wanted

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by patiras, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. patiras
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    patiras Junior Member

    Hi there, I'm a boat builder, very small scale, based in France. I'm looking for someone to give some design input for a 9 meter motor catamaran that I'm working on. I studied yacht design in Southampton, and then worked on boats from mini transats to tallships, before working for myself. The current design, in terms of functionality, I'm quite happy with; the first one launched just before christmas, and is now back in the shop for finishing. What I'm after is some styling input. Lets just say, that aesthetics was never my strong point, and the passing years have done nothing to improve this. A youthful touch is probably whats required and may well suit a design student, although, i'm after buildable design, not concept stuff. A knowledge of CE marking and the RCD would be a benefit. Initially, it will be a one off, but if I can get orders for more, then I'll gladly build them. In terms of payment; you get payed when I do; share the risks, and profits. In the first instance e-mail me, or reply to this post, so that I can explain the design a bit more, and so that I can see some examples of your work, and know a bit about you. This is a genuine offer/request; I'm not a dreamer with a wacky design that will never leave the board, but similarly, its not rocket science; just a solid design.

    Al.
    al@patiras.com
    www.patiras.com
     
  2. burak.acar
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    burak.acar Junior Member

    POSEIDON Yacht Design Co Ltd

    Hi,

    why don't you visit us on www.poseidonltd.com

    I hope to make cooperation with your company.

    Regards,
    Burak Acar
    Nav. Arch.
     
  3. schwing
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    schwing Junior Member

    when did you study yacht design? was it YMS or YPD?
     
  4. schwing
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    schwing Junior Member

    i studied YMS graduated in 2005 maybe i know you, project sounds interesting would love to know more. drop me an email if you think i can be of help. cakaline@hotmail.com
     
  5. yipster
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    yipster designer

    i'm an elderly eternal fountain of youth and like to see more
     
  6. patiras
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    patiras Junior Member

    Hi, many thanks to everyone for the replys; an absolutely unbelievable response. If you don't mind, what I'll do is outline the project a bit and put it on the web, rather than replying to everyone individually. Just give me a couple of days to get the drawings together.
    I was at Southampton institute about 20 years ago, and its probably fair to say that its a talk by Kurt Hughes that is the cause of all this.

    Regards, Al.
     
  7. patiras
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    patiras Junior Member

  8. yipster
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    yipster designer

    to me it did not look like stability be disturbed by a fwd pilotseat and have the reardeck free, just for fun here a rough in freeship
    if teh cat is only for canoes it now misses its hardtop, but many other config's like tower with canoes on sides come to mind
     

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  10. fjta
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    fjta Junior Member

    Hi Patiras,

    here you'll find an example of my design. I'm an industrial designer (product and trasportation), if you are interested send me an email.
    Thanks
    Fjta:)
     

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  11. patiras
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    patiras Junior Member

    Many thanks to everyone for all the input, I've spent the last week going through ideas ranging from the completely unbuildable (on my budget), to the completely insane. In amongst all this were some very plausable and interesting designs, and I'll be contacting those concerned as soon as I can get round to it, honest.
    Yipster, I'm sure the single chine would be worth a knot or so; the only reason I went for the double chine, was that when it sits down on a slipway or the such, its less fragile sitting on a flat as opposed to a chine. Of course, with electric drive, and power being so limited, this may be the route I take. Other than that, I preferred the one with the large cabin; The boats go on the roof, and in the winter its large enough for everyone to get inside and get the kettle on!

    Cheers all, Al.
     

  12. yipster
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    yipster designer

    patiras, i just drew some fantasy topsides on a very basic cat
    in kaper for myself i try'd some cat hulls and that extra knot dont turn into knots easy on a little less wsa
    doing a acad course these weeks so take your time showing the unbuildable to insane :D
     
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