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 of layouts. 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 head 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.