David's Custom Trimmers Queensland,

Project Details

Fabric 1

Stamoid Open
Producer: Serge Ferrari
Supplier: Bainbridge Australia

Fabric 2

Macralon AR2
Producer: Covestrol
Supplier: Bainbridge Australia

Fabric 3

Tenara thread
Producer: Gore Fibers
Supplier: Shann Australia

Fabric 4

Producer: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC
Supplier: Bainbridge Australia

Design Name
Dave Elliott

Design Company
David's Custom Trimmers

Fabrication Name
Dave Elliott , Aaron Stumer

Fabrication Company
David's Custom Trimmers

Project Manager Name
Dave Elliott

Installation Name
Dave Elliott , Aaron Stumer

Installation Company
David's Custom Trimmers

Please describe the project specifications

A yacht enclosure combining a Spray Dodger with a Bimini to create an extended roof dodger and complete rear enclosure.

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

The owners request was to end up with more usable space on the upper deck of the yacht.
The area needed to be light and airy and have exceptional visibility through the windows. They also required clear access through the sides, including clearance for the winches to operate a full 360% turn. All the rear enclosure panels had to be replicated and interchangeable with mesh shade/mosquito screens.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The yacht was a challenge with height restrictions ranging from a very tall owner, potential solar panel mounting on top and a low boom. I stayed away from the traditional two part Dodger and Bimini and designed a combination of the two with less frame work, with using "T" fittings on the rear roof section to create greater access into the cockpit. The minimal frame allowed better and bigger clear panels for a greater range of visibility.

What were the results of the project?

The owners were stunned with the design, the incredible vision through windows, the usability and the finished results of enhancing the existing lines of the yacht. The creation of the extra room/space on the upper deck allowed for an all weather outdoor enclosure for entertaining. The yacht is now also much more comfortable for sailing in all conditions.

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