Originally Posted by Polwart
malthouse - as a very small stepping stone in the right direction - how about consoles which are prewired with bluesea (or similar) switches, master switch, batter(ies), and cabling in place ready to simply connect to the back of your chosen instruments. Given your other business interests they could even be supplied with your chosen instruments pre-fitted. All you would need to do is connect the engine loom, etc and screw and glue to the deck.
Schmokin! Make sure that fuel and batteries have proper places with cradles for fixing. try not to put the gas and spark in the same compartment but you could build a grp tank into the bottom of a console of seat and partition it off (gastight of course) with a GRP shelf.
Have the console have modular fitting plates SO you have a 4 or 5 regular sized console plates that bolt flush into the console. On to these you can fit the VHF, GPS, FF,RADAR and switches engine guages. Few years down the line when bits get swapped out flog a new console panel
Make the console seats capable af taking a flare box or build a compartment that takes a schlermy? box
don't inset any track system into the deck it's going to invite mr osmosis for a ride and he's an awkward fkkr to have on a boat
bow and sternlockers for warps and stuff sessible place to stow an anchor