The Devlin Design Process

Nancy's China“The boat design process is one of the most creative things I know. It’s what drives my spirit and my day to day endeavors. It’s a rare day that I’m not thinking of something new and different.” – Sam Devlin

Once you begin your conversation with Sam, he will learn what you want from a design. It could be one of the existing designs in the catalog, or something entirely new, or a variation on a theme. Custom means custom. From here, Sam can estimate what it will take to generate a full set of construction plans for your vision of the perfect boat.

From there, preliminary designs involve Sam’s artistic interpretation of your boat. This is the genesis of the classic Devlin “look and feel”. Once he is happy with the sketches, he turns to the precision of CAD design to create the scale drawing of your design.

The end of this stage sees you working with Sam to make sure that his interpretation is following your vision. Once you are in agreement with the direction of the design, the process gets technical.

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Whether you intend to build it yourself or have your design built by Devlin’s crack team of craftsmen, Sam develops the plans through to the appropriate level of detail to build the boat, making adjustments for your feedback and level of experience.

If you decide to build it yourself, everyone you will reach at Devlin is an experienced boat builder and can support you through the entire process. If you get in over your head, in lack of time or skill, Sam’s team can finish your boat for you.

All in, the Devlin design process is among the most flexible and experienced you can find anywhere in the world.



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