Yacht Scratch Sketch

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mc_rash, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. mc_rash
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    Hey guys!

    I'm sketching yachts and would like to hear some comments of you about this 'design'. It's not about possibility of producing of so, just the exterior and design.

    What do you think is good? What would you change?

    Thanks for being critical!

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  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Just needs a dolphin on the bow wave. :D
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  3. Rumars
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    The obvious question is: Where does the helicopter land? You can't sell a boat this size without at least one helipad.

    From a design perspective it's bland. General purpose hull married to a wedding cake superstructure is not something that stands out and makes a statement when anchored in the usual superyacht hotspots.
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  4. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    MC, I can relate to that sketch - it reminds me of basic sketches I did of boats when I was a kid.

    Re styling, I think you have to 'up your game' a bit - everything seems to be OTT nowadays (unless of course you do want a classically styled yacht).

    Here is a typical example of 'modern' styling -
    Peter Bolke | Naval Architecture | Yacht Design https://www.peterbolke.com/project-stealth-46m-arv

    While this one is very 'conventional' in comparison -
    Peter Bolke | Naval Architecture | Yacht Design https://www.peterbolke.com/project-europa-80m-motor-yacht

    Peter Bolke worked with the yacht designer Ed Dubois for many years before setting up on his own after Ed passed away.
  5. jehardiman
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    A couple of thoughts
    1) There is absolutely no need to have un-sheltered decks around each level of the house. It is volumetrically and constructionally wasteful and unwise with respect to weather. Promenades should be sheltered and enclosed forward because it gets really windy during operations and helps with boarding seas.
    2) There should be a light deck for sun cover at the end of the saloon deck. Most entertaining at anchor takes place outside and awnings require considerable upkeep and manning from the crew.
    3) There need to be a large open space where the deck jewelry can sun and be seen.
    4) Depending on the wanted aesthetic, all external accommodation fittings regularly touched by human hands should be either gold plated or brushed nickel (your owners and crews will thank you).
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  6. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    @mc_rash, if you want to know if it looks pretty or ugly, we can say it, but it would be an opinion, subjective therefore, and with little value. If you want us to say if we think the boat is correct for what it was designed for, you should show us the SOR before anyone can give an answer.
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  7. Rurudyne
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    One thing we just do not seem to see much of on ships, and which could functionally increase internal volume where the hull is widest, is the style of sheer that rises like a wave towards midships, which is designed to shed water that makes it over a flared bow. Yamato had such a sheer and it isn't unattractive. With something like an Axe Bow (now being discussed in another thread) that is likewise designed to shed water in rough seas such a sheer might be marketable for a big expedition yacht.

    As for this styling, mc, why not replace the tall wedding cake with a deck less lofty take on the old passenger ships? You would have just the catwalk around the front and sides of the bridge, more internal volume, and lots of lounging space on the roof. It may be old fashioned but it's not being done to death just now.

  8. bhnautika
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    bhnautika Senior Member

    mc rash stick with pencil rather than marker pen, use different line weights, hard and dark on silhouette lines and edges , lighter on other detail . I wouldn’t bother drawing the under water shape, just to the waterline. Always sketch to scale with a scale ruler handy to check your dimensions.
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