Sketches of a wedge cruise ship

The concept
A ship is just a big thing that floats. It needs a flat side so it can dock alongside a straight-edged pier and it needs to be hydrodynamic (aerodynamic but in the water) on the open sea. So, instead of being long and narrow, it could be shaped like a wedge of pizza. If you've ever floated pizza in the bathtub, then you witnessed how well it sliced through the water and still could dock along the side of the tub.
The triangle shape allows more options for a unique resort experience. There can be more broad areas for activities and vistas.

Sketches
Just an intriguing idea - not sure if the structure is feasible, cost-effective, or practical. But, it is a fun idea.


Comparisons
Not quite to scale, but close.



Thumbnail sketches on a magazine page


Date: March 2010


Triangle boat from J.Ruiter, a Product Designer from West Michigan, December 2016
Award winning and globally acclaimed designer, Joey Ruiter pushes through the boundaries of the norm and finds new ways to solve problems which leads to products that are as useful as they are jaw dropping. He has the ability to see around the expected and to notice the unexpected in otherwise ordinary things.

www.jamesrobertwatson.com/cruiseship.html