Tangent and G3 Boats (Yamaha) teamed up to design and develop the all-new for 2020 Amara fiberglass pontoon boat. Tangent was tasked with the development of both the interior and exterior of the Amara pontoon, from 2D concept sketches all the way to finished mold ready 3D parts. This extensive list of developed parts includes exterior fiberglass and thermoformed apertures as well as driver and passenger helm consoles, bimini tower, seat architecture and upholstery, billet grab handles and accents, rear lounges and more.
Recognizing fiberglass pontoon boat’s growing market share, as well as Tangent’s considerable experience in the development of fiberglass products, G3 Boats reached out to Tangent to help create a new market leader in the fiberglass segment. Beginning with blue-sky 2D concepts, Tangent ensured that every bespoke part would have a holistic and considered feel, tailored to create a one-of-a-kind boating experience.
Tangent’s extensive fiberglass knowledge lead to a unique exterior design, taking advantage of fiberglass’ ability to generate automotive levels of surface and finish. Tangent took to designing an exterior that would maximize the given material and provide a unique and emotionally driven user experience. This same approach was applied to the Amara’s interior fiberglass parts as well, providing additional levels of sculpted detail and form that can’t be achieved with traditional methods of pontoon construction.
By developing the G3 Amara in house, using 3D cad software, and the latest in virtual reality tech, Tangent was able to evaluate in real time, and in full scale, all of the Amara’s many design elements and features. Tangent’s involvement in every phase of development ensured that all of the boat’s details, from the exterior graphics and lighting, to upholstery design, billet accents, and cup holders, maintained a level of finish and quality that would be consistent with the boat’s world class design and build quality.