INITIAL BRIEF AND DESIGN/ ENGINEERING PROCESS
At Juan-K, we have learnt that the people who own and sail our designs, who are themselves successful and busy people, need to tell us what they are really after before we put the pencil on paper, connect the computer and get the team to work. For this, we have to ask you the right questions.
Our first mission is to guide you through a challenging initial brief. The challenge will be for you to choose how you wish to balance several pairs of mutually exclusive parameters.
And to this end we will use what we call the “Ratiography”, an interactive graph that enables you to do just that: choose!
Cruise vs Race: How do you intend to use your boat, from racing only to cruising only, or a mix?
Freedom vs Rule: captures whether you wish the boat to be designed specifically to a rule, or you are happy to sail with
a boat that is not rule-specific. In between, you might want to consider a boat that measures reasonably well under several rules, so you can race in a variety of events.
Offshore vs Inshore: Is the boat intended for blue water sailing or for coastal sailing? In terms of features, draft, stowage areas, tankage, the requirements are very different.
Classic vs Modern: Do you want your boat to defer to tradition, or you are ready to go for a fully contemporary design? Or do you want a boat that looks like a classic but works like a modern boat?