Design and Drafting
To assure the quality of our teak decks, TEAKDECKING SYSTEMS® follows traditional marine woodworking practices in the design and layout of our teak decks. Protecting the watertight integrity of our decks and the vessels they are installed upon, is of utmost importance in our minds at all times.
When replacing the teak deck on a vessel with historic significance, or a builder's iconic design, we work carefully to design as close a replica as possible, taking into account improvements in materials and technique developed since the original deck was laid. For new vessels, we work with the yacht's designer and builder to first develop specifications that meet the yachts construction requirements, and then style the layout of the deck to reflect the designer and owner’s taste.
To develop the design, we begin with either a CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawing of the vessel's layout, or we digitize the full size templates of the vessel’s structural decks. After studying photographs of the original teak decks, and finalizing the specifications for a new vessel's decks, we proceed to create the new layout using CAD. During this process, the draftsman works closely with the TDS project manager responsible for the project and our production personnel to assure that the layout is correct from both a styling and a marine woodworking perspective.
Once the layout has been approved by the customer or his representative, it is sent, along with a written description called a Job Order, to Production management - who schedule it for manufacture.
Teakdecking Systems' Design & Drafting department is a key element in accurately translating a vessel owner's and his representatives' vision into teak decking reality. The drawings this department creates are a powerful tool for precisely communicating ideas between the parties involved in the project.