Tillberg and Columbia forge design partnership

2021-06-25T19:28:55+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Technology|

Columbia blue – The Leisure Group and Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) have agreed to co-operate on conceptualising and building vessels from scratch.

“The design skills of TDoS and the operational proficiency of Columbia blue form a unique set of expertise, offering a seamless and complete project lifecycle of a vessel design – from the first lines on the sketch board, to the actual operations of the yacht or cruise vessel,” explained Julia Siebert, Columbia blue’s Vice President of Business Development (pictured).

The partnership will make the creative process more efficient and cost-effective for clients, by merging the initial design and operational verification phases of the ship development cycle, the companies claimed.

In the planning stage, TDoS will “design efficient ships and yachts with the smoothest and smartest flows to offer an extraordinary guest experience and best work environment for all crew,” Madelene Hall, TDoS CEO, added.

Meanwhile, Columbia blue’s role will be to minimise the ongoing operational costs of the propulsion, hull design and power supply, while making them sustainable, and to optimise the ship’s technical and hotel service back-of-house areas.

The companies have already worked together on an initial vessel design project.

This partnership goes beyond designs and functionality, with both companies committed to developing a revolutionary design for crew spaces.

“We will conduct in-depth research among the Columbia on board employees to identify necessities, priorities, wishes and trends for crew accommodation and leisure spaces on new buildings. Paired with our design expertise, we will be able to offer our clientele unique solutions in the future,” TDoS’ Hall said.

Siebert added: “The key to successful on board operations is a satisfied crew, today and in future. With our collaboration, we want to be one of the driving forces in the market to increase the on board experience of our employees.”