Interview with designer Jean Gilbert Dupont (JG), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Portofino Fly 35 Yacht.

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Interview with Jean Gilbert Dupont at Monday 16th of April 2012: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
JG : The exterior design of the project Portofino 35 Fly was inspired by the straight lines of the Lamborghini Aventador. The interior was inspired by modern residential lines.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
JG : We want to achieve excellence in the design of yachts, launching a project where more spacious and attractive.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
JG : This is our first release, with this award the customer have more confidence in acquire a Yacht in Portofino.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
JG : 16 months to design and build the first boat.

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
JG : It was designed for my own company and will be produced in series.

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
JG : Through market research we found an untapped market for this size of vessel.

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
JG : Customers between 35 and 50 years who want comfort and luxury.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
JG : The Luxury, space and comfort it offers.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
JG : Came during a trip to Italy where we known the town of Portofino.

DI: Which design tools did you use when you were working on this project?
JG : Max surf, Autocad, Rhinoceros.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
JG : The agressive, modern lines and nice layout.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
JG : To make a good design should do enough research and much, much work ..