WHY... yeah, you read it right

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Chris Ostlind, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Chris Ostlind

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    Some of you may already be aware of this design. I thought it interesting, even if it's not for me, or resembling anything which I am designing... at present.

    http://www.why-yachts.com/#/What-is-WHY
     

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  2. CDK
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    Wait, what? The roof is suppose to open? I assumed it was a solid hardtop.
     
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    Good to see vulgarity is back in vogue so quickly after the financial crisis.
     
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    I don't think it's vulgar -- it's just a unique boat. Sort of like a movable island. A houseboat, of sorts.
     
  8. Boston

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    1st big storm and its curtains for the big ugly box thing
     
  9. CDK
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    Some pictures show large parts of the roof open. There are no portholes or windows, so with the roof closed it is pitch dark inside.
    What we are looking at is the renderings of a CAD program, nothing else.
     
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    I think the idea is that the panels are of the Sanyo variety , two sided translucent panels that also process the reflected light. They have built a model home that has an awning like flat roof constructed of frame and panels(plenty of light inside). Ugly or beautiful the design exercise suggests that panels might be better integrated into more conventional boats (sky- lites Biminis ?).
     
  11. Chris Ostlind

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    There are plenty of windows. All those dark bands on the exterior are window locations. If you look at the interior views, provided and on the site, you can see that there are windows in virtually every interior view. I'm sure that some of the rectangles are actually structural in nature, much like some buildings.

    But windows... this angular mama's got plenty of them.
     
  12. CDK
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    Yes, I've seen it now. It takes some patience to load all pictures.
    There still remains the mystery of 900 sq.m. of solar panels that miraculously disappear to be replaced by light gray shades in some of the pictures.

    And of course the specifications given are totally meaningless. Lots of zeros for power generation, storage and savings, but nothing about engines.
    12-14 knots for a 180' hull seems very slow to me.
     
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    A boat like this only needs to move as fast as the seasons. I sort of like it.
     
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    I sorta love the interior! From above she looks not as good. The bow has potential. Wave piercing isn't it semi displacement looking hull. Off course its slow.:D
     

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    Well, it should be obvious from the link above to the thread I started about the WHY that I'm a fan. If yuo spend a little time looking at the info about both Wally and WHY you will quickly come to realise that these guy's don't do things by halves and that this is vastly more than just a pretty rendered picture. They have already built a full size mock up of the boat, which is based on a well-proven commercial work boat platform that has proven itself in offshore conditions far worse than anything the WHY is likely to encounter.
    Yes, it's different... it's meant to be....
     
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