Oceanfast 177ft yacht Refit Fort Lauderdale Project
The owners of this Beautiful 2003 Oceanfast came to us for help with refitting an exterior seating area on their yacht. Tim Heywood Design is responsible for the amazing exterior and interior design. We used his exact design specs for the upgrade.
Their chosen fabric was which has been their favorite fabric for many years.
The original build of the seating had round bolsters sitting on top of the seat cushion. Even though the look was great, customers complained about
the lack of comfort.
At this point we were contracted to bring the upgraded design to life.
Working off the new sketches, increased height and a proper angle were incorporated into the backrest providing much improved comfort. The aluminum structure was then hidden inside the upholstery.
Our Field Service team digitized the area onboard, providing precise 3D files to our Design Team.
The red lines are tracings of the actual original cushions in-place to analyze the current configuration.
Using the information, accurate rendered proposal drawings were made of the area
which were then provided to the architect and client for approval.
Once the approval was made it was time to build.
Working with the Derecktors shipyard metal workers, we provided the necessary patterns to shape and weld the new backrest structure.
Using the same files our Design Team also rendered three sails above the area,
matching the awning style visible on the upper decks. A Youtube 3D fly-thru video gave a clear view of the
sails coverage of the seating from all angles, including standing on deck.
The owner was able to see exactly how the new layout would look which eliminated the element of surprise.
Simultaneously, using our computer aided drafting process, we continued our production and built the new foam, sewn cushions and weather covers, plus the awnings without a moments delay.
Working with designers, crew and the skilled shipyard tradesman
this transformation project was a success.