Product Development – whether it is new or for refit, for one-off custom construction or mass production, we create a product from the customer’s requirements, and facilitate the best balance for the design and construction through drawings and consultation.
Powering analysis, speed prediction, and market studies are used to ensure the concept fits the requirements for the design’s foundation. Artistic sketches and spatial drawings are developed to illustrate the concept and present its appearance to the customer.
Our approach to the hull design is formulated scientifically with empirical data, whether existing or required through testing. Should the concept parameters lie outside of known data, the project evolution will be directed to model development and testing to ensure a good foundation of data analysis.
Using conclusions developed in the previous stage, the hull, deck, structure, and other details are built and refined in 3D computer space. This tool allows the customer to view the product as it takes shape and guide its creation. Small details come too light and are built to achieve a product that promotes efficient construction and meets the concept requirements.
Drawings and digital files are developed to allow the digital shapes to be cut and/or pieced together on a shop floor. The forethought and intellectual property captured within those shapes are documented and illustrated to allow a robot, a craftsman, or both, to build exactly what the customer has seen on the computer screen with high tolerance.
Involvement continues after the last drawing is complete. Once completed, a smooth transition from design phase to construction is assured by working directly with the vendors. This may include the builder, if not already involved yet at this stage. Packages are prepared and estimates solicited for the customer’s review.
Our adventure began years before, but in 2003 Darron launched Roop Yacht to support customers and builders alike in attaining their visions.
Darron’s journey has included founding elements of all sorts to build the knowledge that will best serve our clients. They began with studies at Virginia Tech in Ocean/Aerospace Engineering. His early career was a working education, starting with time in the boatyards of Wanchese, NC as a loftsman and carpenter. This education continued through action, as production and engineering support at custom and production boat and yacht builders. There was also tenure developing designs under other naval architects, as well as time supporting fast naval craft.
Pulling from the experience of many projects and businesses, Darron honed processes and design philosophies to ensure the best designs are made in our office. Early projects included hull designs to 62-feet for both outboard and inboard powered boats focused on sportfishing. As manufacturing and construction techniques evolved the role of Roop Yacht evolved with it, taking lead in the development of product lines and motoryacht design to 100-feet (30 meters), working with groups on every continent (save Antarctica). Roop Yacht continues to evolve to support our customers in times where resources are scarce, content needs on each vessel have increased substantially, and the urgency of completion dates become more critical.
Most of all we want to make an impact on this industry to benefit all that use, build, and support the recreational marine industry. It is flattering to see our ideas emulated on other boats and yachts, so we continue to strive for new concepts and solutions to keep us all enjoying time spent on the water.