Designing your boat interior is another exciting step in being the proud owner of a boat. In your design, safety and complying with safety codes must be of equal importance to comfort and beauty standards. Other parameters to include for your boat design are easy maintenance and easy repairs for a happy crew; environmentally friendly and updated materials; the technology to be installed; the maximum functionality of each nook and cranny; and how all these fit into the owner’s lifestyle. A minimalist design with a nautical theme is still quite popular among boat owners. You can use 3-D design software to have a realistic, intelligent discussion with your own suppliers.
Compile your pictures and specifications as well as trade directory into an organized, portable file that is easy to add into as your project progresses. Make a checklist/grid for each area and item with a rating scale. For example, Sleeping Quarters (bunk bed) should be comfortable (10 rating), with accessible storage (9 rating), among other factors.
Mounted cameras, TVs and instruments need informed decisions. Decide on what devices you need and their desired level of sophistication. An LCD TV can stay at one viewing angle mounted on the wall; alternatively, it can be mounted on a swivel arm with a wider angle range. Cameras have similar considerations.
Ensure that all installations comply with safety standards: structural fire protection approved by Lloyds and MCA/class requirements, a sprinkler system, IMO/SOLAS-approved wall panel systems, doors, and ceilings; minimum 7.5-foot headroom on all areas, enough handrails and anti-skid deck.