Yacht Design Explored

Article about modern yacht design

Yacht Design Explored

Modern yacht design can be too superfluous, too exaggerated, and even un-realistic. Functionality as well as performance are just as important as the aesthetics. Should there be a limit to what can or should be designed? When is too much, actually too much? Over-engineered designs and un-buildable designs can occur when a Car Designer attempts to do Yacht Design. Each has its own specialization which is why you don't see Yacht Designers attempting to design automobiles. A yacht has its own detailed complexities that are passed over by un-specialized designers. It would be equally as illogical for a yacht designer to attempt to design a house or a 70 floor tall skyscraper. A naval architect or yacht designer is specialized in yacht design and would not fare well designing a house or a car. It is just as illogical for a car designer or home architect to think that they could design a yacht.  Naval engineering and naval architecture (also known as yacht design) is its own highly skilled and highly specialized field that takes decades to learn and master. Un-realistic designs that have no basis in applicable engineering are not excepted by naval architects (or yacht designers) as being anything other than fantasy. Naval architecture requires data, measurement, planning, and various steps in order to understand the details involved in the design. Concept designs have no data because they are not rooted in reality. They are like "concept cars" created by automobile companies, they will never be built, but are designed as a one-off for the "wow factor". Yachts require functionality, performance, and durability, which is why naval architecture (or yacht design) is performed by highly specialized naval architects with decades of experience in the creation of seaworthy vessels.