38m AMANDIRA - Kasten Yacht Design


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Our Mission

Yacht Design:  Our specialty is the design of personal yachts for ocean expeditions, fast cruising or luxury charter. With each new yacht design our mission is to combine an owner's wishes with graceful 'modern classic' styling, human-friendly design, competent analysis, maximum performance, robust and durable structure, and of course - classic form. 

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Our Process

Concept: As with any new venture, there is first the idea and then the bringing forth of it into a functioning reality.  Our first task is therefore to listen and learn our clients' requirements.

Design: During the design of a new yacht, our goal is to transform those owner's requirements into the best possible solution to those requests.  We begin with a few sketches to explore layout and styling ideas, and we then create a 3-D model by computer in order to verify those concepts and design the interior and exterior in detail. 

Analysis: Computer modeling is the most efficient and accurate means of defining hull form, and offers us access to powerful design, visualization, and analysis tools.  This allows us to optimize the design right from the start in terms of form, structure, performance, stability and sea keeping.

Production: Having first modeled the vessel, one can then make excellent use of that computer generated model to define the structure.  The structural model is then able to drive the building of the yacht itself. This level of automation allows complete control over production, and assures the greatest accuracy of the result.

Our Concept / Design / Analysis process has been refined over a number of years in order to provide a top quality yacht design service.  We then offer the flexibility to extend those services into a variety of Production-Related tasks such as NC parts cutting or 3-D mould making, according to the requirements of each project.

Our Commitment

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