Renato Goncalves-Fs 275 Wide Bowrider Motorboat
At Design Interviews
Interview with RENATO GONCALVES : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. RENATO GONCALVES : FS 275 Wide was designed for those who seek a boat for daily use, that doesn't take up space with a large cabin because no one intends to sleep over. However, a small cabin is required for the use of children, and we did it without taking space from the cockpit. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. RENATO GONCALVES : FS 275 Wide is already one of the best selling boats in Brazil. The award we won is now helping us achieve new markets worldwide. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. RENATO GONCALVES : Almost 2 years of design and manufacturing the mold. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. RENATO GONCALVES : First we had the demand for such a boat, and then we sought out inspiration to design it in a way no one had ever achieved. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. RENATO GONCALVES : It is being produced by us, FS Yachts Boatbuilder. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. RENATO GONCALVES : We manufacture and sell boats since 1998. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. RENATO GONCALVES : Many boat designs we have seen in dozens of boat shows around the world. .Frank Scott: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?. RENATO GONCALVES : The way in which we added 2 rooms (Bathroom and cabin) without taking space from the cockpit on a day use. .Frank Scott: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?. RENATO GONCALVES : FS is the brand name. 275 is the boat size (27,5 ft), and Wide is a surname for a boat with lots of cockpit space. .Frank Scott: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?. RENATO GONCALVES : Rhino 3D and a 4-axis CNC router. .Frank Scott: What is the most unique aspect of your design?. RENATO GONCALVES : The cockpit layout. .Frank Scott: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?. RENATO GONCALVES : As a very distinctive boat from every other marine vessel in the world, we felt it had all the requirements to win a design competition. .
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