Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) has teamed up with maritime leisure management company COLUMBIA blue – The Leisure Group to conceptualise and build vessels from scratch.
The partnership will make the creative process more efficient and cost-effective for clients, by merging the initial design and operational verification phases of the ship development cycle.
In the planning stage, TDoS will “design efficient ships and yachts with the smoothest and smartest flows to offer an extraordinary guest experience and best work environment for all crew”, Madelene Hall, CEO of TDoS, explained.
COLUMBIA blue’s role is to minimise the ongoing operational costs of the propulsion, hull design and power supply, while making them sustainable, and to optimise the ship’s technical and hotel service back-of-house areas.
The companies have already worked on an initial vessel design project, which saw TDoS’s expertise in design and materials complement the operational know-how of COLUMBIA blue.
“We will conduct in-depth research among the COLUMBIA onboard employees to identify necessities, priorities, wishes and trends for crew accommodation and leisure spaces on new buildings. Paired with our design expertise, we will be able to offer our clientele unique solutions in the future,” Ms Hall said.
“The design skills of TDoS and the operational proficiency of COLUMBIA blue form a unique set of expertise, offering a seamless and complete project lifecycle of a vessel design – from the first lines on the sketch board, to the actual operations of the yacht or cruise vessel,” said Julia Siebert, COLUMBIA blue’s vice president of business development.