With the sorts of pressures created by the bareboat charter
industry there would have been serious investment and research
into the yards response on how these boats should be laid out. But they are laid out with a considered list of compromises in mind according to the yards philosophy.
Take for example boatsmiths Ariki project
which is out there on youtube. You can just see the yards experience in dealing with the custom fitout of the boat in the quality of the work and fittings they choose and how they deal with the issues that are presented to them. They come up with unique solutions because they have a close relationship to their customer, and they work as a team in completing the job.
In other respects, boats like the Pogo 30 which are very lightweight entertainment class boats which are not requiring of much more than 'camping' style fitout because theyre not intended for serious long term cruising
. I would expect a lightweight inner moulding with attention paid to surface treatments, and be limited to that.
Whatever the yard is dealing with when they consolidate their plans, someone works on the appearance and ergonomics, and someone else looks at the tactile feel and the qualities of surfaces and trim, colours etc. At the same time the engineers are monitoring the weights and costs.
Expert yards like Hallberg-Rassey or Swan have particular ways of doing things that end up being their signature on what their customers can expect. I dont imagine that HP is going to go into those regions because those solutions tend to be heavy, and they dont reflect the sort of space age feel a truly modern concept
like HP is capable of.
This is really the province of the industrial designer
, but such work is hard to field if you want to get the right solutions for the boat. That said there is a growing group of studying industrial designers out there looking for masterpiece projects to get them through their final year, and problems like this present to them a fabulous opportunity to demonstrate their skills.
Your problem is, if you like 'as a community' we dont have any of that for the moment, so somehow as the builder
you are going to have to think long and deep about how you go about this. I would suggest the best way to begin, is to look closely at what is being done, and work out from there.