|Naval Architect Or Stylist?|
should design your next boat?
By George L. Petrie — May 2001
Once upon a time, it wasn’t a matter of choice. If you wanted to build
a custom boat, you hired a naval architect to do the design, or you hired
a yard, which then engaged a naval architect for the design work. That,
and maybe an interior decorator, was all you needed. The naval architect
had complete control of and responsibility for the design, including hull
form, proportions, powering, stability, structure, arrangement, and styling.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.