From vision to concept
The vision with which every project starts has, for Project 405, now been brought to life with a full scale mock-up of the aft half of the yacht’s main deck. To accommodate this very sizeable mock-up, the paint hall on the 30,000sqm shipyard premises was made available for this temporary purpose. There is no substitute for the actual experience of walking around in, touching, assessing and appreciating all aspects of an emerging construction. So the main goals to be achieved with the mock-up were to explore, develop and optimise the conceptual ideas of the design team before construction begins, and to ensure that the Owners’ lifestyle objectives are totally integrated with the engineering, systems, construction and operational requirements for the project. Team meetings in the mock-up, with literally all relevant parties on board and carefully looking at the same detail at the same time, helped to identify opportunities and resolve potential issues relating to the use of space. The shipyard’s craftsmen subsequently enhanced the temporary structure based on the concerted input from the Owners and their design and build team, consisting of Owners’ Representative Nigel Ingram of MCM Newport, Nauta Design, Reichel / Pugh, Bouwe Bekking and Royal Huisman.