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DESIGN & STYLING

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE OF CREATING
AND DEVELOPING CONCEPTS

We offer a professional design service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function and appearance of watercraft products and components for the mutual benefit of both the user and manufacturer.

OUR ACTIVITIES

WHAT WE DO
DESIGN & STYLING​

√   Industrial watercraft design

√   Sportfish boat design

√   Interior design and space planning

√   Exterior design and styling

√   3-D surface and solid modeling

√   Rendering

√   Graphic design

√   Development of advertising material

OUR PROCESS

UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENTS NEEDS
We begin our design process by understanding our client’s needs first. Through the voice of the customer it is critical to understand the aesthetic style and functional objectives of any item to be created, whether it’s a fender hanger or a 50m yacht. Our talented design team takes inspiration from the appropriate source for the given project. We start with hand sketches to explore the design direction and opportunities. Once the concept meets the customers vision, our designers employ the latest tools and techniques in parametric modeling and graphic arts software to develop fully integrated products. Spatial planning, form, and proportions can be determined quickly and efficiently.
 
3-D computer models are created in the next phase of the development effort. DLBA combines the use of VR (Virtual Reality), advanced rendering programs, and 3-D printing to ensure our customers visualize the designs during the development process. This approach improves customer satisfaction by reducing the risk of design changes emerging later in the project.
 
The 3-D models DLBA develops are tailored to suit the level of detail and fidelity required for the project. Our team possesses the creativity and skills to develop detailed surface models for the composite tooling industry. Our understanding of technical requirements, ergonomics, and fabrication techniques allows us to provide user-friendly and cost-effective tool designs.
 
Our broad experience across multiple markets, products, and disciplines enables DLBA to develop your vision into a successful project.
DESIGN & STYLING​

DESIGN & STYLING PORTFOLIO

Since its inception in 1988, DLBA has designed a variety of boat types: yachts, sportfish, patrol boats, barges, ferries, and more. See what we have offered in the past and imagine what we can offer you in the future.

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PROJECTS
BROWSE THROUGH SOME OF OUR DESIGN & STYLING PROJECTS
‘THE PJ150’S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE MEANS THAT SHE CAN DASH FROM DESTINATION TO DESTINATION IN A VERY SHORT INTERVAL, THUS MAXIMIZING THE TIME THAT CAN BE SPENT ON INDOOR OR OUTDOOR AMUSEMENTS. THIS YACHT IS A VERY BIG BREATH OF FRESH AIR’

DAVID PELLY

ON THE PJ150, BOAT INTERNATIONAL

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US
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DLBA Naval Architects

860 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 201  Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 USA

Phone: 757-545-3700  |  Fax: 757-545-8227  | dlba@gibbscox.com

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