The underrated and highly complex brief of a naval architect is to bring together all of the various, oftentimes conflicting, processes and people necessary to bring a new build to life. Yet exactly what a naval architect does, how this differs to the job of a designer and how this aligns with our industry’s growing trends, remains shrouded in mystery for many. We talked face-to-face (or screen-to-screen) with some of the biggest names in the sector to uncover just what naval architecture means to the men and women behind the desks.
During discussions with various clients, the A Group - naval architects behind the 101m superyacht I Dynasty - have taken the client consensus that superyacht layouts can be complex, with numerous repeated spaces which are rarely used. The A470 is a new concept by The A Group which bucks the trend in terms of interior arrangement.