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Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Murat124, May 1, 2016.

  1. Murat124
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    Murat124 Junior Member

    Dear Colleguages

    Could you please advise your comments for the passenger boat illustration attached ??

    P.S: This boat won design award from a reputable university of Turkey :D
     

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  2. Squidly-Diddly
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    Looks like it would tip over and trap all the passengers inside when they all rush to one side to look at something, after they've all gone upstairs for better view, when a gust and a wave hit at the same time.

    The cat hulls would give a false sense of stability up to that point.

    Other than that, I guess its optimized to transport a lot of people, in HVAC comfort, at good fuel economy, and dock in a small space.
     
  3. TANSL
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    She is very pretty.
    The operational aspects are a different issue, which should be improved.
    The ability as a floating device, safe for human life, is another aspect that, with this data, you can not say and that is much more important than aesthetics.
    I guess that has won the design award of the year. Now he has to win the award for "passenger ship" of the year.
     
  4. Murat124
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    Murat124 Junior Member

    Marriage de convenance

    The situation stands for forced marriage of a cat hull together with a fliers (fast train)or, A fast train might have ran over a cat hull.
     
  5. messabout
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    Sexy looking structure. It would make a fashionable living quarter or look good as an executive office building. It would be safe if attached firmly to solid ground. As a boat? Not likely.
     
  6. Rurudyne
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    I like it.

    With the windage and upper deck I'm guessing that she'd be for more sheltered waters.

    Based on the shading it looks like, if the visor bits were removed, that the superstructure should be fair between decks ... which is nice.

    Are the visors themselves transparent, providing shade without hampering the view? Or are they opaque?

    Would the upper deck benefit from an airliner style side doors rather than a recessed door to recapture the that interior space? It might permit a larger entry lounge, for example.

    How does the crew reach the cleats shown?

    Having forward access (airline-style doors again?) might also help safety if one of these ever started going down at the stern. That those type doors need not muck up the styling is also playing into my musing.

    And finally, where are the presumably inflatable life rafts located to ensure accessibility?
     
  7. Rurudyne
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    If the top deck were removed (or opened up as deck with flybridge) and a stern wheel crafted in she'd be a nice art deco style house boat and tribute to the old Admiral.

    "Art Deco" and "paddlewheels" being two on my list of cool things, of course.
     

  8. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    It's a picture and that's all you can tell from this image. As to its suitability as a boat, well we'd need to see a lot more than a 3/4 front illustration.
     
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