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Archive: 2012 Superyacht Design Symposium topics

The list of topics discussed at the 2012 Superyacht Design Symposium has been preserved below, for your records:

Making the most of outdoor living space

• Achieving a harmonious balance between interior and exterior spaces

• Outdoor features: water features, fire pits etc

• Opening up underused interior spaces and better exploiting exterior spaces

• Innovations in sun and wind barriers for use on outdoor spaces

How bow shapes define style and performance

• Beyond the faddish

• Impact on performance, aesthetics and marketing

• Relationship between the designer and the naval architect

• Functionality and constraints in the general arrangement

Working with the Classification Societies – embracing innovation

• Enhancing communication between the classification societies and the superyacht industry

• Ways to move the industry forward in partnership

• How the classification societies deal with ‘out of the box’ suggestions and solutions provided by the superyacht industry

• How to successfully involve classification societies in the design and build teams

Uncharted waters for Explorer Yachts and Family Cruisers

• Addressing the lifestyle needs of the new breed of younger superyacht owners who are embracing family adventure cruising

• Giving real consideration to the needs of children on board (educational and recreational)

• Exploring lifestyle orientated aesthetic (taking inspiration from the world of villas, private houses, resorts etc)

• Environmental issues – the challenges of zero footprint

Defining beauty in yachts – the new aesthetic

• What are the ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ of prospective owners in terms of aesthetics?

• What is ‘objective’ and what is ‘subjective’ when defining beauty in yacht design?

• Glorification of form: essence and excess

• Are designers pushing the ugly-beautiful to uncomfortable heights?

• The duty of the designer – basic design principles as opposed the superficial notion of ‘styling’

• Sail versus motor

AV and Communications – tomorrow’s world and today’s challenge

• Challenges for interior designers: where to situate the rack on board / disguising TV screens when not in use etc.

• Understanding what owners want and need: technology that is simple, robust and which works

• Technology for projecting 3D mock ups onto a wall as a way to facilitate the decision making process with respect to the owner in the conception phase of a new build

• Pull-through / cross over from other industries (cruise ships, theme parks etc. ..)

• Clear and timely communication and process co-ordination between the naval architect / interior designer / technical director and AV expert at the drawing up and elaboration of the GA

• Mast design

• The latest and greatest in innovation

Advances in design of performance cruising sail boats

• Technology trickledown from racing into cruising – the new generation of performance oriented cruising yachts

• Adapting design and technology from ocean racing yachts to high performance superyachts

• Hull shape and appendages (keel and rudder design)

• Spars and rigging design

• Sails and sail design

• Sail handling systems

• Keeping weight down: pull through technology from private jet interiors

• High tech materials and the use of carbon fiber

On-board spas and wellness areas – raising the bar

• What are the key wishes and expectations of superyacht owners concerning spas and wellness areas on superyachts?

• Where to place them on a yacht / challenging the classic general arrangement of a superyacht

• Design and technical challenges of creating high spec industrial grade, plunge pools, gyms, saunas and treatment rooms

• Creating mood and ambiance / indoor and outdoor space

Innovative materials: Yacht coatings

• How to maintain quality of finish while reducing toxicity?

• Technological innovation

• A view from a major shipyard on the status of marine paint

• Why is paint failure so commonplace even in high quality build environments?

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