2017 / Transportation / Nautical/Boats / Professional

Modern Vintage

  • Prizes
    Silver in Transportation/Nautical/Boats
  • Company
    Taipei Base Design Center, Taiwan
  • Lead Designer
    Janus Huang
  • Project Link

Inspired by the 1960s and 1970s line feature, Modern Vintage chooses to present the
classical and elegant image which link to relaxed and comfortable sea activity.

The arc of the boat body line with high waist design and the large glass create
another maritime fashion classic style. Due to the original hull beam width
limitation, we added two stainless steel wings on the both side of the yacht which
replaced the original aisle, lead to maximized upper cabin, and provide a better
balance of the hull. Thus it's very easy to control for the beginners.

This 28ft motor yacht maximizes usable space within its space limitations and
employs a systemized interior layout in the design process to minimize loss incurred
using traditional manufacturing methods and eliminate excess manpower. The generous
use of glass increases the feeling of spaciousness and alleviates the cramped
feeling characteristic of normal, small-sized yachts.

While most yachts would be first decided on the appearance before enlisting the help
of hydrodynamics professionals to redesign the hull bottom and make minor
adjustments to the overall design, Modern Vintage does the opposite: a suitable hull
bottom is first decided, and then the basis and technique of the design of yacht is
integrated into the shape, resulting in a beautiful vintage yacht upon the seas
without sacrificing its performance. As for the interior of the yacht cabin, it is
not unusual for functionality to be sacrificed while dealing with space constraints.
However, the effect is quite limited. Modern Vintage approaches this problem from a
different angle, it emphasizes on maximizing usable cabin space by adding two
stainless steel wings to supplement functional requirements.

Besides, Modern Vintage also has exclusive optional equipment with the concept of
saddlebags - classic aluminum alloy fishing kit, that anglers can store their
fishing tackle and refrigerate fresh fishes and shrimps.

Photo Credit: Taipei Base Design Center