|Naval Architect Or Stylist?|
should design your next boat?
By George L. Petrie — May 2001
Aesthetics are very important to most yacht owners, and the perception
may be that a stylist will be more creative or artistic in sculpting the
exterior shape. Espinosa claims that about 80 percent of his clients seek
him out because they like the “look” he is able to create. But he attributes
his success as a stylist to his formal education as a building architect,
which he says gave him a keen appreciation for the crucial relationship
between external form and internal function. For example, window placement
is a key element of exterior styling that is highly constrained by interior
functionality; people need to be able to see out without having to stoop
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.