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Top 20 Superyacht Designers of All Time: Find the Right Designer for You

Superyacht Interior Design

If you're in the market for a superyacht, the most important decision you'll make is finding the right designer to work with, this decision will have a drastic impact on the final design of your yacht. With so many talented designers out there, it can be tough to decide who is the best fit for your project. In this article, we will take a look at the top 20 superyacht designers working today at the cutting edge of yacht design.

To help you make an informed decision we'll discuss their areas of specialism, what makes them unique and what kind of yacht owner they are best suited to . By the end of this article, you should have a good idea of which superyacht designer is right for your next project.


Artelier Art Consultancy

Location: United Kingdom & International

Years in the Industry: 15 years

Notable Projects: Art Selection for M/Y Serene, M/Y Zen, M/Y Dilbar, M/Y Plvs Vltra, M/Y Neninka

Specialised: Art collection for superyachts


Here at Artelier we are an art consultancy specialising in the placement of art onboard superyachts. As a leading yacht art consultant, Artelier provides complete art collections & bespoke commissioning services for superyachts working either with the design team or directly with the owner.

Each artwork collection is carefully designed to reflect the interiors of the ship as well as the owner's taste and style you can discover more about our offerings here. Having worked closely with many superyacht designers over the years we have put together this comprehensive list of our top 20 superyacht designers working today.


1. Bannenberg and Rowell

Location: London, UK

Years in the Industry: 60+ years

Notable Projects: 65-metre Heesen Galactica Star, Feadship Predator, 85 metre Lürssen Pacific

Specialised: Yacht interiors and exteriors

Recognition: 5 World Superyacht Awards & Jon Bannenberg's Legacy


Bannenberg & Rowell is one of the world's leading superyacht design firms. Dickie Bannenberg has taken the reigns from his father the legendary Jon Bannenberg, often referred to as the 'godfather of modern yacht design' his studio paved the way for many of the industry's leading designers including Andrew Winch.

The studio is stands out for their truly bespoke yachts, starting from a blank page they work closely with their clients from the yachts initial concept all the way through to final details such as linens and crew uniforms.

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2. Feadship

Location: The Netherlands

Years in the Industry: Founded in 1849

Notable Projects: 85-meter Ecstasea , 110.5 meter Anna, 78.2 meters Venus (Commissioned by Steve Jobs), 83.5 meters Savannah

Specialised: Ship build, design & exteriors

Recognition: The only superyacht builder with a Royal warrant from His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.


Feadship is a superyacht builder based in the Netherlands with a rich history dating back to 1849 when two Dutch families, De Vries and Royal Van Lent, joined forces. These days Feadship is still family-owned and operated and specializes in building custom superyachts of the highest quality in collaboration with leading designers or with their own in-house team. All Feadship superyachts are built entirely to order and the company prides itself on its ability to turn clients' dreams into reality.

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3. Winch Design

Location: London <