Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect, has accommodated his architectural attainments to seagoing yachts by making his very first yacht. Frank Gehry has showcased the wooden sailing boat he designed for him. Frank worked with German Frers, the Argentine naval architect, to develop the yacht, and the coupe has been working on the yacht since November 2008.
Dubbed Foggy, the vessel is named after Gehry himself, based on his initials F.O.G. and was made by the Brooklyn Boat Yard, known for their skills in wooden boat engineering. The band utilized a cold-moulded structure process and carbon fibre as well as titanium details to assure the ship’s strength might hold up to the architect’s blueprint that included hundreds of glass squares inset in latticework frames both on deck as well as in the ship’s hull.
Sailing experts Rent a yacht Croatia revealed that the yacht will featre traditionally fashioned larch-hulled as well as teak-decked vessel features the architect’s signature curved, sail-like lines both below and above decks. Gehry’s sail-inspired building blueprints include the world renowned Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as well as Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton fashion palace and IAC building known as ‘The Sails’ in New York.
Even though this is the first foray of the artist into boat design, he owns a fibreglass-hulled vessel – which will soon be called Foggy 1 – sails weekly. And, he is not the first designer to have a go at making his own yacht. John Pawson, Zaha Hadid and others have also attempted their hands at adjusting their building making prowess to sailboats.