Anja LlorellaISBN: 3-937718-09-5; 978-3-93771-809-5;
During the last 10 years there has been a significant leap forward in the development of yacht designing. A decisive factor here was the introduction of the computer in the production process, which has greatly shortened the design phase and allowed more freedom when simulating and visualizing models. As a result, new boat forms, as well as more aerodynamic sails, have emerged, which could be carefully designed and built. These new forms were also made possible through the use of new materials, like aluminium and carbon fibre, which are very light weight and extremely strong. These innovative materials have also been employed in interior designing. The dinner table of the yacht Wallypower, for instance, is made of carbon fibre. The table can be lowered into the floor on demand, which allows for a flexible spatial organization. This example shows that modern boat designs put a premium on an optimal use of interior space. Besides improvements in the structure of yachts and innovative...