I can see how a deliberate ignorance of the first principles of marine design will get you noticed, but I always presumed that tarring and feathering would follow; Apparently not, nowadays you just get a prestigious Design Award.
Ted Clements, the designer of the first Antares Catamaran, is a legend that still lives on. Ted’s designs balanced the need to take care of the customers, even if it means tempering some of their design ideas.
Ted’s career started nearly 35 years ago and is a seasoned designer of yachts. Ted believes that ultimately the designer is obliged to temper some marketing-driven ideas, such as an exposed helm position which can be treacherous when enduring the hardships of being in weather, or curved cabin tops that are difficult to maneuver around.
As Ted explains, the functional line has a proper place in the marine field. You should be constantly concerned about ergonomic and usability issues, both inside and outside the vessel. The standards in the construction and design of the Antares are a result of a long history amalgamating the requirements of working vessels with pleasing aesthetics.