Now, after the 1:5 model proa proofed our general concept by amazing sail performance it’s time for something in real size!
To get an impression of what the living conditions on proasis will be we made a full size mockup of the accommodation compartment in the windward hull. In manufacturing and design, a mockup is a scale or full-size model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes. It is probably best known from the automotive industry for show cars, but is an important part of yacht design too.
Our mockup taught us a lot about usability, ergonomics and structural design of the cabin.
As you can see, its a quick and dirty construction from scrap wood and paper boxes. All of that was recycled by us and therefor for free!