The beginning of the game revolves around a lonely lifeboat. This post sort of contains spoilers, but I am pretty sure that reading it will not ruin the game experience. I doubt you will even remember this when the game is finally playable in the future!
The boat itself is relatively simple. But simple shapes can sometimes be misleading! In this case getting the hull shape to work in 3 dimensions was a bit of a challenge. After the hull was completed the rest was just simple drill operations and copy-pasting details on top.
The tanker ship stock model I used as reference for the ship level had a pre-made lifeboat (from different manufacturer), but it did not import nicely and it was way too high polygon, so I only used it as a size reference along with the sideway shot I found online.
I do like the way this thing looks. It is a cute little boat!
I will not be letting the players see inside the lifeboat, other than what can be glimpsed trough the opened door, so I will not have to make a detailed version of the inside. This will save a lot of time as I do not need to do such a deep research. I just need to understand the functionality of how the lifeboat works on a tanker ship and what the hull looks like.