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Defining Semi-Custom at Privilege Catamarans

The engineers at Privilege Catamarans work closely with each new owner to design a yacht for their individual needs that goes far beyond color selections and layout configurations.

The term semi-custom is an expression that’s often thrown around the industry, when in fact all the builder is saying is that they have multiple options in terms or layouts and options. Many boatyards simply don’t have the capacity or in-house expertise to make the fundamental changes required to alter the boat to suite your personal needs.

The design and engineering team at Privilege Catamarans has the knowledge and necessary skills in-house to make significant changes that might require moving bulkheads, build custom furniture, or move systems like plumbing, electrical and air conditioning for one-off design changes.

A recent Privilege 510 launch demonstrates some of these customizations that fundamentally changed the interior configuration. A separate and ergonomically designed workspace was essential for this full-time liveaboard couple with a consulting business.

In collaboration with the design team, an office area was built in the starboard aft area where the head and separate shower are typically located. As a couple, the owners had no need for three heads, and by moving the bulkheads further aft they not only created a spacious workstation, they also made the head on the port side bigger and more functional as a shared guest head for both aft cabins. A door now separates the head from the berth to create privacy and the sink was moved to an angle, making it roomier with a better use of space.

This is just one example of how Privilege Catamarans builds semi-custom yachts.

Link to find out more about the extensive equipment and options list on the Privilege 510, Privilege 580 Signature and the Privilege 580 Circumnavigator. Of course we welcome your ideas for further modifications and equipment. 

Link to learn more about semi-custom build at Privilege Catamarans

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