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SWAN 48 Makani Hula

The goals of this project were to modify a Swan 48 to provide a simplified deck layout and to rework the interior to provide a more family orientated layout.

  • Simplifying the sail handling systems to include carbon spars
  • Re designing the aft cabin to provide ample berths for the client’s children
  • Re design the cockpit layouts
  • Complete electronic upgrade


Bob Smith Naval Architect

Bob Smith, Naval Architect, from Santa Cruz, CA drew the interior modifications along with the revised helm station to include a central instrument pod. Alan Andrews provided engineering oversight for the new carbon spar package. This refit was carried out at KKMI Point Richmond, as scheduled during an eight week period.

David Lake Yachting Projects provided:

  • Schedule and budget planning
  • General consulting to client in the concept stages
  • Overall planning with the yacht’s captain
  • Sub contractor specification writing and review
  • Invoice review
  • Supervision and specification review of new carbon spar package


Bob Smith, Naval Architect


Bob Smith, Naval Architect