Miss Britain, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
One of a series of projects we have completed for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. In this instance our brief was to create a new, more dynamic structural support for an exhibit in the main entrance hall of the Museum. The exhibit is Miss Britain, a racing power boat constructed in 1933, that held the water speed record for single engine boat for fifty years. The first part of our task involved calculating the weight and centre of gravity of the 7.5 metre long exhibit, constructed of plywood and aluminium. We then had to design the new support structure combining the requirement for a dynamic form with the uncertainties of dimensional accuracy and weight distribution. The new support structure was positioned and the boat was successfully lifted from the old to the new supports in a single operation.

Designers Real Studios
Client National Maritime Museum
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