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Superyacht Design Symposium: 4 top designers discuss the value of concepts

Superyacht Design Symposium: 4 top designers discuss the value of concepts

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Ronno Schouten

Design Manager, Feadship / De Voogt Naval Architects

Feadship has a strong track record of turning concepts into completed yachts and design manager Ronno Schouten underlined the importance of conceptual work to the company. "I think the primary use of a concept is not about selling a boat — it's about learning," he explained. "When you start working on a concept you start thinking about the future. The most important part is when you start sharing your concept, when people react to it that is when the real learning starts."

"When we start a concept, we start with a blank sheet of paper," he added. "You start by thinking about how the world will look in 10 years time."

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