The preliminary design consists of a plan in which the boat is conceptually seen, practically everything is defined in a preliminary way, appendages, rigging, interiors, deck, empty and loaded displacement, etc. This will require close communication, every idea, every concept will be taken into account and evaluated.
At this stage it is essential to understand what you expect from your boat, what you are going to use it for, what your expectations are.
A preliminary costing can be made on the basis of the completed preliminary project.
With the preliminary design completed, we can evaluate the various options for construction and thus refine the preliminary cost.
There are three options for construction:
With the Preliminary Design completed we are in a position to start developing the basic engineering. The basic engineering includes all the plans and calculations needed by a properly trained builder (who can solve the detailed engineering by himself) to carry out the whole construction. Detailed engineering can start to be developed after the basic engineering is completed and will include all kinds of solutions concerning construction, installations, systems, interiors and manoeuvring. Good detailed engineering, while increasing the design cost, lowers the total cost of the project and improves the quality of the ship by avoiding many problems and delays.
Depending on the construction method chosen, our participation in the construction may vary from a few visits to the shipyard to a total presence. Regardless of the method chosen, the figure of the Owner Project Manager is always key, who will be in charge of closely following each of the stages, verifying compliance with deadlines and quality.
The documentation for PNA is generated from the basic engineering and must be submitted 80% at the start of construction, with the remainder of the submission accompanying construction and culminating in afloat testing.
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