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Name That Deck: A Wicked Setsail Contest

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We have a problem gentle reader, and we need your help. The marvelous space we so prosaically call “Pilot Deck” is worthy of a descriptor more in keeping with the view of the world from this unique space.

 

Of course this is not an easy challenge when you consider its attributes. Certainly this area offers excellent piloting, is at the point of maximum comfort for pitching, and has good sight lines. But it also is a wonderful living space, unique in the way it will bring its occupants into contact with the world around them. Finding a two word descripton that takes into account the enhanced views provided by the totally open perimeter – with or without EverClear windows in place – be it ocean, fjord, or tropical atoll, is no small feat.

As the team on this end has been singularly lacking in creative nomenclature, a contest is warranted. Should your submission become the Chosen One, you shall be honored with a Music For Cruising CD, a combo pack  of Setsail’s famous cruising DVDs, and a 2012 FPB 64 calendar.

Good luck, and may the best two word entrant win. Note: the judges decision shall be final (unless they change their minds).

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Above is a half time super bowl taken from the Arizona Deck.

Post Script: As of February 7, 2012 the Name That Deck Contest is Officially Closed.


Posted by Steve Dashew  (February 5, 2012)




137 Responses to “Name That Deck: A Wicked Setsail Contest”

  1. John Says:
    The Matrix Deck. Reason: it’s another world

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  2. Marcus Says:
    Flybridge Lounge

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  3. Steve B Says:
    How about the “Vista deck” or maybe the “Patio deck” or “Panorama deck” or “Seascape deck” or “Gazebo deck”? “Pagoda deck” has a nice ring, and finally (for now, and I think my favorite)”Marquee deck”. P.S. You could just call it the “Cool deck” because it does look pretty cool!

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  4. Steve B Says:
    I’ve settled on “Marquee deck”

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  5. Jakub Says:
    Dream View Deck But i would like to see soon some real photos ;-)

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  6. Steve B Says:
    Hmmm…. “Panorama deck” is very descriptive though. The roof-line does lead the eye to a low, wide outlook. How many chances do I get at this thing?

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  7. Pat Says:
    Great Observatory

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    Pat Reply:

    Post script Like I said…an observatory! I like the idea of calling it an observatory partly because it would be a great place from which to observe the world but also the word is similar to conservatory ie a glass walled room in a house..not sure if that is just an English usage of the word, you Americans might call them sunrooms

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  8. John Graham Says:
    View Deck!

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  9. Dennis Harjamaa Says:
    Hello Steve, I would call it Orbit Deck or Orbit Lounge to describe the Round-the-world aspect of the boat and the 360 degree vision offered from the deck. The name also has a slightly futuristic ring to it which would go well with the new lines of the Wicked FPB. Cheers, Dennis Harjamaa

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  10. SARAH-SARAH Says:
    PROMENADE DECK

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  11. Brad Moriarty Says:
    Dear Linda and Steve, I’ve been following and loving what you have been doing from the start of the FPB concept and am happy to throw in my two cents to this brainstorm. For me, the space you have created has a more relaxed feel that makes me think of a more Southern US pace of life and that made me think of a veranda. To connect it to the primary control task I thought of Navigation or Piloting, since Navigation has the higher order feeling that goes along with being above it all, I am voting for “Navigation Veranda”. Yours, Brad Here are the two I liked best from my ideas: piloting veranda, navigation veranda,

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  12. JimB Says:
    Not very imaginative I know, but what comes to mind first; Bridge Deck and Spar Deck.

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  13. Bill Says:
    “Panorama Deck” comes to mind, but maybe not nautical enough?

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  14. Michael Seng Says:
    Steve, 1. Great photo and aft view from within the application! 2. Contest: 2.1 “Command 360″ 2.2 “Al’Fresco Command” 2.3 “Command Beach” As always, enjoy the access to the process! Looking good. Thanks, Michael

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  15. Howard Eckles Says:
    Summer Deck

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  16. Dirk Helmstaedt Says:
    Hi there, long time reader, first time caller. How about the “Command Deck”? You have commanding view of your surroundings, you can command the ship from there, and hell, lets face it, you would feel like you were in command of the world while cruising around it! Thanks for all the great info through out the years, I am looking forward to seeing the final iteration of the “Wicked FPB”.

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  17. Alex F Says:
    Hi Steve, what´s the LOA of this yacht? Best Rgds, Alex

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    It will be revealed soon, along with other key details.

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    Alex F Reply:

    ;-) … btw, as for the deck, my vote would be. “the FPB Deck”. Best Rgds, Alex

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  18. Vincent Cate Says:
    How about “Observation Deck”?

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  19. Steve B Says:
    Ok, from the last picture it looks as though it ought to be called the “space deck”!

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  20. Steve B Says:
    …oh yes, and the boat should be called “The Enterprise”

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  21. Raj A Says:
    WILD Deck Stands for Wicked’s Incredible Lounge Deck –raj

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  22. Patrick S Lasswell Says:
    The Rialto Bridge in Venice was a connection over the Grand Canal where news and gossip was exchanged in grand style. “Rialto Deck” has a nice ring, and it describes a space both covered and open, where one can observe and be observed in comfort and grace. Probably some several cruise lines have abused this name out of all proportion, but this space can do much to redeem it.

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  23. Steve B Says:
    Hey, I’m starting to feel a sense of ‘ownership’ of this design!

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  24. Bob N Says:
    In no particular order the: Sky Lounge High Handsome Verandah Control Patio Wide Open Flying Lounge Eyrie By the way, I think that 9 out of 10 potential buyers are old enough to be put off by ‘Wicked’.

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  25. James Buchanan Says:
    The Bridge

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  26. Robert Palmer Says:
    Looks like a Flag Deck to me. Place of command, with the best view onboard.

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  27. Anton Dichtl Says:
    Simply call it IMAX. best wishes, Anton Dichtl, high and dry in Bavaria, Germany

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  28. Mike D Says:
    Has to be the “Flight deck”, high up and with the best views in the house and where everything is controlled.

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  29. Mike D Says:
    And that keeps us pilot owners happy!!

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  30. Baz Says:
    I think it would have to be ‘Sky Deck’. With such a wide variety of qualities and uses of the space for lounging, navigating, piloting, and much more, only a word that calls up a big concept will do Sky deck !

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  31. Kees Says:
    Excellent sight lines, but also daylight coming in from all sides. Solar panels in front of you and above your head keeping the batteries full and your body cool… I therefore name thee “Solar Deck”…

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  32. bcn Says:
    A cockpit – to underline the active part – with “vista” or “Vista Cockpit” hk

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  33. trevor Says:
    Planetarium – a place to see everything!

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  34. Rob Says:
    How about just the ” Top Deck”

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  35. Peter R Says:
    How about ‘The Penthouse’

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  36. Max Says:
    How about a regal sound, Queens Promenade or Princess Promenade.

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  37. Max Says:
    How about Admirals deck or promenade.

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  38. galavielle Says:
    en français: le belvédère.

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  39. David Guest Says:
    NaviView Deck

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  40. Paul Cote Says:
    The Empyreal Deck

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  41. Ken Says:
    How about the hallow deck?

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  42. Johan Says:
    Why not just “The Com”. (com, says nothing, means everything) Johan

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  43. Gene LeBeau Says:
    Command Bridge - a commanding view of the world - a perfect place to command the ship - an even better place to take command of your life - and, given the strong military flavor of the vessel, the place to be in Command!

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  44. Pedro Says:
    Hi All, Steve B wrote almost an encyclopedia with all possible names with meaning ! This is cheating my friend!;-)) Until today I have not realized this is a new design. Do I understand properly that the only pilot place is on the fly? With or without EverClear, heater, air con,and I only cruise Med, I will not like to have to access from outside, and I will not feel protected at all on a winter gale. There is not pilot station inside on the great room ? It will not like in Europe, I know is very ussual in some American boats, and is something we don’t like at all. If there is a second station, then is great. It is uncomfortable to have to dress for going to the pilot station. Or you are sleeping at anchor and have to move quickly from bed to the helm, no I will not like.

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Hi Pedro: There will be a second watch standing station inside. Access will keep you protected in all conditions, if you so desire Details soon.

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  45. Iron Lady Says:
    Now look at the monster you have created with this post! Are you having fun yet?

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Always Pete

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  46. Richard G. Says:
    Borrowing from above, “Navigation Lounge” seems right to me. Navigation is evocative of your incredibly capable designs inducing confidence and eagerness to be on the move, and lounge is all about how relatively easy you’re making it to live life to the fullest on the water.

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  47. galavielle Says:
    je propose en français: belvédère.

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  48. David Says:
    On a Navy ship it would be called the “Signal Bridge”.

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  49. Nic M Says:
    Hi Steve and Linda, I recently discovered your site and became a huge fan of your work. From a designer’s prospective I really appreciate what you have accomplished in boat design. I have to say, the FPB 64 is my favorite. I can visualize circumnavigation on it easily because of it’s size and seemingly ease of use due to the thoughtful layout. I been researching other yachts and non compares. Below are my initial thoughts for the upper deck: • Galactica • Star Gazer • Athena • Alena • Arista • Lasiren (french) • SolarVista • 360 • PortofCall • GlobeSeeker • Marvel • Serenity

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  50. Bill Says:
    “Flag Bridge” On a carrier, that would be the deck on the island where the admiral and staff would watch fleet operations and conduct planning. Best wishes, Bill Saoirse Nauticat 44 Sacramento Delta

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    Bill Reply:

    I wish to revise my entry. It ’twas either the tasty tacos or the fine Merlot that gave me the inspiration. All these years, you have given the sailor the very best in nautical design, yet nothing is named for your sake. It can only be called.,..the Dashew Deck. Clink my glass, and fill it again. Here’s to you, Steve and Linda.

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  51. Craig Says:
    It may be simple, but I would go with ‘great deck’. The deck is simply great at everything and has a nice symmetry with the great room.

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  52. kerris Says:
    Lighthouse Deck

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  53. Nic M Says:
    Ok, as I drink my coffee, more thought: Alena View Arista View Lasirèn Point Solar Vista Globe Seeker Serenity 360 Serenity Deck

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  54. Alain M Says:
    Hi Steve. Why not simply the “360 Deck” or “360 Bridge”, as it have the view… Or as Galavielle said “The Belvedere”: A high position place where you have 360 degrees (or almost) view… Regards Alain

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  55. C Chesley Says:
    Wonder Deck See the Wonders of the World.

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  56. Alf Simpson Says:
    Lifes View Deck

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  57. Ben Hines Says:
    Command Observatory says it all.

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  58. Jim Rogers Says:
    How about LANAI or LANAI DECK…..

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  59. quoc Says:
    There is already the Great Room down below, so how about the Sun Room?

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  60. JP Says:
    “Flag Bridge” Or, simply “Tower”…

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  61. Johan Says:
    The Quaterdeck. Quote Wikipedia: In sailing ships, the quarterdeck was that part of the main deck abaft the mainmast. The captain or master commanded the ship from the quarterdeck, as there was no bridge to serve this purpose. The quarterdeck was traditionally the place where the captain walked when on deck, usually on the windward side. The navigator also used it when taking his sights when fixing the vessel’s position.

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  62. Erik Says:
    Horizon deck

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    Jeff Reply:

    Thanks for dream, Ineffable Deck Or Ineffable Envy Maybe I’m describing your whole design. Love it , Jeff

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  63. Brad Says:
    Since we are in “throw it against the wall and see what sticks” mode, how about: Flydeck, Pilot Flydeck or Navigation Flydeck?

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  64. James Says:
    Sea Deck … Cruise Deck … Explorer Deck … Discovery Deck … Wonder Deck … Kinship Deck — any of those could/might suffice …. However, with reference to the initial-experience you had — which stirred this up-paradigm-ed wonder-craft into existence (“It starts as a hazy vision one sleepless night, ….”) — which surely had you imagining that same quality of inspiration-experience happening continually for whomever dares to cruise on this brilliant design — it can only be the … “Epiphany Deck”.

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Hi James: So, short would be ED deck, right? Hmmmm.

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    James Masters Reply:

    Thought you’d appreciate this quote from Confucius, Steve: “Wisdom begins by calling things by their right name”. If “epiphany” is “Hmmmm”; then perhaps, the “Enlighten Deck”, which can be short-referenced as (or even called) the “En Deck” (ED) — as in “En route” and “En-gage”, “En-joy”, “En-compass”, “En-thrall”, “En-courage”, “En-liven”, “En-ergize”, “En-hance”, “En-harmonize”, “En-igma”, “En-noble”, “En-rapture”, “En-rich”, “En-sue”, “En-terprise”, “En-tertain”, “En-thuse”, “En-tice”, “En-trance” (the verb, meaning, to carry away with delight, wonder, or rapture), and “En-vision” — all of which, are experiENces that-deck gENerates in the mere act of looking at a drawing of it; let alone, being/cruising on it. (Notice how many of “those” are happENing just in the naming of this deck …. :)

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  65. John A. Says:
    It is what it is! Flying Bridge

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  66. Nic M Says:
    Lunch break specials: Monkey’s Perch Monkey’s Branch Ahoy Deck Sumerset Admiral Peak Captain’s Watch Eagle’s Nest Sky Vista Panorama Deck NorthForward AllUCanSea IView Deck AllViews Deck

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  67. Eelco Rol Says:
    For the place that encompasses all your senses. Call it Compass Deck

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  68. Nathan Says:
    What about Eagle Nest or Eagle Deck. Get a birds eye view of the world as you glide past.

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  69. Will Says:
    How about: (The) Space Room – as in open space?! The Star Room – where you can view the stars (and it is “upstars” :) Will

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  70. Jeff Says:
    This deck will integrate the great outdoors with the fantastic interiors of the FPB series. It will bring together navigation, relaxation, socializing, and command and control in close quarter situations. I expect it will be equipped with the proper electronics, much of which are Mac or iOS-based. I therefore propose… the iDeck.

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  71. Chris L. Says:
    Infinity Deck – you can close the Contest now, Steve ! Cheers

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  72. Michael Seng Says:
    Additional thoughts: Teak Beach Observatory Dashew Domain BTW: one of my first thoughts was that would be a great area to hang a hammock.

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  73. Ants P Says:
    Hi Steve I would call it Top floor or Supreme Court because you are on the top and nobody can appeal against you.

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  74. June Says:
    It looks like a ‘Honeymoon Deck’ to me. Or, you could go straight for ‘Envy Maker’. :-)

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    You are getting warm, June:

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  75. Sebastiano Says:
    “Miramar Bridge”

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  76. Richard Says:
    Well, I was going to say sky lounge but thats already been done and is the name of several nightclubs. How about Sun Lounge, Sun Deck, or Pilot Lounge

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    Richard Reply:

    Actually, I think I like “Pilot Lounge” best out of those three. The whole environment is like a comfortable lounge area but with the convenience of having a Pilot station.

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  77. Daryl Lippincott Says:
    Apogee Deck, Apogee, the point of an orbit that is furthest from the center of the earth. This deck is certainly further from an ordinary bridge deck than any we’ve seen yet. I kind of like Flag Deck but it reminds me too much of sailing when and where we were told to rather than following our own dreams….

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  78. Steve B Says:
    Hey Pedro, Hahaha, that’s a fair call. Actually I’m not really trying to cheat. I’m not too concerned about the prize (although I would love it), I’m just having a lot of fun participating, which I think is what this exercise is all about. Steve and Co are teasing us unmercifully, I’m loving it! Good marketing guys

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  79. Chris L. Says:
    Infinity Deck

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  80. David Sutton Says:
    Hi Steve, Interesting list so far. My 1st thought when you asked for input was “promontory” as in an area of high ground jutting out into a body of water beyond the line of the coast. I may think of more… Looking forward to seeing more details! David

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  81. Eddie Says:
    The Auditorium: were one can view the theater of life

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  82. Bradley S Says:
    Observation Station Navigation Station Sky Box- of football stadium lingo In older design posts you commented that a solid top over a flybridge is not desirable due to it’s effect on VCG, righting ability, etc. Does the design of this new vessel’s solid top not affect this enough? Or perhaps it is too soon to determine at this point in the design process? It seems to be a desirable feature and it’s benefits might outweigh these potential effects. Really enjoy your site!

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Hi Bradley: The weight and hit on VCG of a hard top, or in our case hard top + 20 solar panels, has to be compensated with mass down low. Doable, but at some cost in displacement.

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  83. Matt L Says:
    Sky Bridge …

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  84. Bob N Says:
    The roost?

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  85. Howard Eckles Says:
    Call it Fred.

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  86. Tim G Says:
    The Endeavor Deck.

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  87. Jim Patrick Says:
    I like the idea of the stars at night – both at anchor and underway name of the space = “Starlight Bridge” or “Starrlite Bridge” – your choice. Happy Designing.

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  88. Don Dahl Says:
    Hi Linda and Steve, I have been a loyal follower of SetSail for many years. Thank you for the tremendous effort you put into maintaining this wonderful blog. I submit that the name of the deck should be both descriptive in nature and “verbally pleasant”, if you will. I humbly suggest either the “Crown Deck” or the “Pinnacle Deck”. All the best, Don

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  89. Anthony V Says:
    How about the Latitude Deck. With the clears, sounds like it’ll be a great place in high and low latitudes :)

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  90. June Says:
    Hi Linda and Steve, I couldn’t resist sending a few more naming thoughts, just for fun… Breeze Deck Cakewalk First-Class Deck Horizon Deck Oasis Deck/Salon Bikini Deck Tranquility Deck Freckle Deck Adventure Deck The LatLounge

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  91. Conrad Says:
    How about “Upstairs” or “Upper Deck”? Mundane I know, but there would be no confusion about what was meant by the term, and “Upstairs” would certainly fit with “Basement”. Or Pergola…Crow’s Nest…Yardarm…POSH Deck…Halcyon Deck…Weather Deck… But definitely not “Topsides”, the most incorrectly used nautical term ever!

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  92. James sk Says:
    Sky deck Horizon deck

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  93. SARAH SARAH Says:
    Dash Deck – Where the watch can quickly (dash) assess the immediate situation, take appropriate action timely (dash) and once resolved can enjoy a dash of branch in ones scotch!? The Dash Deck is for you, so, perhaps, should be called the Dash U Deck? it’s like ” night or day.” (whatever that means). Could the new (Wicked) be called the Dashew 78?

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  94. Alberto dos Santos Says:
    Hi, here’s my 2c: The Sea Lounge. I hope you like it. Cheers.

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  95. Johan Says:
    SkyLounge SkyLounge Bridge SkyLounge Deck SkyLounge Station, Center etc.

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  96. JP Says:
    For the Nordic crew: Bifrost Bridge Deck… :)

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  97. David Says:
    Omni Deck as in omnidirectional. A term used in aviation. You have an omnidirectional view as you fly through space above the sea.

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  98. Paul Says:
    Revelation Deck Every time you went on the deck it would be a revelation not just a Wow,but a why isn’t every top deck like this?

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  99. Gerhard Says:
    my 2 cents for “Flight Deck”. A reader should understand what it is. Keep it simple : Upper Deck, High Deck, Solar Deck, Power Deck, Navigation Deck, First Stage, Communication Deck, belle etage, … OK That’s for today. Every day I’m more impressed. Go on. Waiting for the next jackpot now :-)

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  100. Jeremy Says:
    Picnic or Baja deck

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  101. Warren Cottis Says:
    Galaxy Deck for me

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  102. Gordon McIntosh Says:
    Hi Steve, How about “Discovery Deck”. If you came across something new like the vista in the Arctic that is the first place you would head to.

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  103. David Sutton Says:
    Hi Steve, A little bit of thinking and I have indeed come up with a couple more suggestions with some reasoning for each. 1) “Solarium” the term conservatory is sometimes used to refer to a sunroom despite not being used as a greenhouse as traditional conservatories were. 2) “Pergola” A pergola can be described as a (garden) feature forming a shaded passageway or sitting area. It may also be an extension of a building, or serve as protection for an open terrace. 3) “Conservatory” The true conservatory offers more detailing and design than a simple sunroom. I think it works well with the “great room” concept you’re already using. 4) “Solar” Historically the solar was generally smaller than the Great Hall, because it was not expected to accommodate so many people, but it was a room of comfort and status. the solar was sometimes a separate tower or pavilion, away from the ground-floor hall (great hall). 5) “Portico” A porch leading to the entrance of a building, or extended as a colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway, supported by columns such as the East Portico of the United States Capitol and the portico adorning the Pantheon in Rome. 6) “The Loft” An upper storey directly under the roof. The modern use is often for a live/work space which is very apt. Also a bit of irony from the use “sail loft” or “rigging loft” and alludes to the area be aloft relative to the rest of the vessel. Cheers, David

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  104. Michael Says:
    The FPB-series given name for the main deck is the “Great Room” which suggests a unified living experience at sea, with cooking, dining, lounging, and piloting as a family. My idea for the upper deck’s given name is “Sky Room” for these reasons: 1. The view from the Sky Room is the open, free, infinite vista of soaring in a sailplane. Sky here means view to the horizon, see in all directions, look from above, and the openness of the great outdoors. 2. The intent of the Sky Room seems room-like rather than deck-like. We’re not up on the flybridge or out on the sundeck as on other boats. On this ship we are in an enclosed panoramic penthouse yet still able to experience most of the FPB great-room joys of piloting, dining, and social seating. 3. The name Sky Room makes me think of a rooftop restaurant or view-bar. I would expect the Sky Room in Paris to be atop the Tour Eiffel for example. This feels perfect for the FPB’s cruising couples and their lucky guests. For these reasons I believe that ‘Sky Room’ is a good counterpoint to ‘Great Room’ for the new FPB. It expresses the Genus Loci–the sense of place–that this new design revolves around.

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  105. Bradley Shirah Says:
    Panorama platform Panorama perch Lunar lounge – for moon gazing of course

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  106. Bob N Says:
    Given that it’s wide, shadey and on the top how about The Panama.

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  107. Holly Jennings Says:
    Skypad

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  108. Ward Says:
    Conning Tower (tip o’ the hat to subs) CommCon (Command and Control, I forget where I originally saw the term)

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  109. Conrad Says:
    How about Cabana. (Apologies if it has already been suggested; I’m starting to lose track!) A question for Steve: the original request was for a two word term. Is that fixed, or are one word suggestions allowed?

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Two words only!

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  110. Nathan Says:
    Not sure if it should be he “Inside-out Lounge” or the “Outside-in Lounge”

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  111. Conrad Says:
    Pergola Deck…Dog House…Top Deck…Companion Deck…Yardarm Deck…Watch Deck…Cabana Deck…Banyan Deck…The Binnacle…Ship’s Deck…Yard Arm.

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  112. Scott Webb Says:
    Horizon deck :)

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  113. Bill P Says:
    Steve & Linda, your new FPB has reached a new level of enlightenment and so you should name it the “Zen Deck” or “Zen Lounge” Quote from Wikipedia “Zen emphasizes experiential wisdom in the attainment of enlightenment. As such, it de-emphasizes theoretical knowledge in favour of direct self-realization” If that is a touch too esoteric, then “Great Lounge” “Lookout Deck” “View Bridge” or your original “Pilot Deck” all seem very appropriate. I am also guessing the internal accommodation layout will also bring some reactions? LOA somewhere between the 64 & 83?

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  114. Will Says:
    Hi Steve and Linda, I am wondering about this fixed roof on top of the whatever-it’s-named-deck ( Hm – that is W-I-N-D Deck…, maybe good… :): Couldn’t that be problematic in a really strong gale. I mean, with the wind from the side, when the boat starts to lean a little, will not the roof become like a lifting wing and increase the lift the more the boat leans? And being fixed it will never shear like cloth. I guess you have calculated this!?

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    There are two very strong masts connected by a massive box girder between the spars, to which the roof structures bolt. Gales, storm force, even a moderate hurricane should not be a problem.

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    Will Reply:

    I did not mean that it would break – I meant that its drag/lift would impair stability in a real blow. Isn’t it like flying a kite in a storm – a lot of force is generated compared to the plain windage of a pilot house…?!

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  115. Kevin Says:
    Odyssey Deck!

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  116. Vera Says:
    How about View Finder or View Master (like those old fashioned fisher price toys you look through and click the button and the picture dial turns)?

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  117. Bob Prins Says:
    Omni Con

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  118. NW Says:
    If there is an Arizona deck, then an obvious name for the sky deck is the Montana deck (Big Sky).

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  119. Mike Holcomb Says:
    First thing that jumped into my head was “Holodeck” from the series Star Trec. The inovations that you guys have done are literally futuristic. Think about it, if there was such thing as a real Holodeck, whouldn’t this be what one would create and go cruising? Absolutly beautiful layout and design!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  120. John Says:
    Many thanks. The prizes arrived today, safe and sound! I was so pleased at having my suggestion adopted that I had forgotten all about the prizes until your eamil arrived asking for my mailing address. Seeing Matrix deck in print is exciting, seeing the Matrix deck in person will be the next step! Again, my thanks

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  121. Warren Cottis Says:
    Congratulations John!

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  122. John Says:
    “Awe-spiration Deck”

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