Tuesday, July 16, 2024
HomeNewsTraditional boat craftsmanship defended

Traditional boat craftsmanship defended

A British yacht designer and consultant is championing traditional boat craftsmanship and a move away from a disposable culture with his latest design.

Ben Rogerson of Ben Rogerson Yacht Design (BRYD) has designed the 25ft Artis 25 to challenge the notion that progress must always mean moving away from the past and to show that the future of luxury lies in an ability to blend the best of both past and future worlds.

The yacht will be built by Artis Motor Yachts and will be handcrafted using sustainably sourced wood and materials and powered by electric propulsion, minimising the environmental impact throughout the yacht’s lifecycle.

“Britain’s rich and deep-rooted heritage of skilled wooden boat craftsmanship has diminished over recent years to the point that it is now listed as a critically endangered craft,” explained Ben.

The Artis 25 drastically reduces the environmental impact throughout the yachts’ life cycle.

Ben Rogerson

“This decline is a direct result of our shift towards abundance through automated manufacturing and advanced materials, which, while efficient, have overlooked or ignored the environmental cost of such progress.”

And Ben continued to explain that boatbuilding stands at a crossroads with the emergency of Artificial Intelligence allowing a return to artisan traditions and hence another step towards addressing current environmental challenges.

“This yacht doesn’t just hark back to a bygone era; it proposes a new way forward where luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive,” said Ben.

The Artis 25 yacht designed by BRYD. Photo courtesy BRYD
The Artis 25 yacht designed by BRYD. Photo courtesy BRYD

“Combining refined hull design and naval architecture with advanced electric propulsion, the Artis 25 drastically reduces the environmental impact throughout the yachts’ life cycle.”

He added: “This choice reflects a broader commitment to preserving our marine ecosystems and ensuring that the pleasures of yachting can be enjoyed by future generations.

“It’s a clear statement that innovation doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment or our artisanal heritage.”

And Ben concluded by pointing out that the Artis 25 offers a hopeful perspective on the reliance on technology and mass production.

BRYD specialises in performance sailing yacht and motorboat design offering services from naval architecture and concept design, through to mechanical component engineering.

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

error: Content is protected !!