Our work for the interior of a boat starts either with a General Arrangement previously made by the naval architect, or a concept from a design studio, or with a simple sketch from the yard or the developer of a project, which we will further develop into a more refined design. Either of these can come in form of classic 2D drawings or 3D set-up models. When neither of these are existing yet, we can be the ones to make the General Arrangement, or the 3D set-up, or a well defined design in close collaboration with the yard or client representative. In all the situations we take great care of the client’s desires, of the ergonomics and functionality aspects as well of the esthetic appearance.
Sometime what it takes is a good layout drawing completed with longitudinal and cross-section views plus comprehensive details to be used throughout the boat. Styling and construction details are defined here, with indications about materials type, thickness, finish and wood grain orientation. Hardware to be used is indicated as well. For a better understanding of the ergonomics and the construction characteristics of a specific area, dedicated cabin drawings can be made with views and cross-sections plus details regarding walls elevation, furniture layout and ceiling construction.
The interior layout takes shape in 3D, giving insight into the available space, cabins and items positions. You can go ether for a basic 3D model that will show the space allocation, or for a 3D fully detailed model where all the interior items are modeled by their exact final shape and position. A great deal of attention is paid to integrate the interior along the structural elements of the boat as well to make access for systems and equipment. The 3D accurate modeling is based on the General Arrangement drawing, or a basic 3D set-up plus the information derived from the project’s specifications. Everything is organized on separate units and at the end all the parts will be coded with names, material and finish markings.
Floor, ceiling, lining and furniture panels are nested efficiently in sheets of material, ready for CNC milling. All is based on expansions which are flat projections of all the parts, containing information about material type, thickness, finish, grain orientation plus it will include secondary operations like half-cut or drill and markings for post-cut operations. Using CNC kits significantly eases the production process. It saves time, materials and workforce, leaving little room for interpretation or error. All is done using our own, custom made plug-ins.
By clean 2D workshop drawings, we will provide all the information needed to assemble the parts resulted from the CNC milling and any other traditionally made parts like solid-wood profiles in order to individually create specific items of the interior. Additional post-CNC operations like half-cut or drill are specified, hardware to be used is indicated, as well details regarding joinery and furniture assembly for items like: cabinets, beds & sofas, walls & bulkheads, cabin doors, floors, lining & windows, ceiling. Details of how to assemble different parts of the interior together and on board the ship are also shown here. The solid-wood profiles will have a separate comprehensive drawing.