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The Top 20 Superyacht Designers: 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

Website: https://www.artelier.com/art-consultant-yachts


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

Website: www.bannenbergandrowell.com


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.

Website: www.feadship.nl


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

Years in the Industry: 30+ years

Notable Projects: 133 metre Al Mirqab, 90.2 metre Phoenix 2, 87 meter Ace, 99 metre Madame Gu and 62 metre Sea Owl, 88.5 metre Cloud 9

Specialisation: Interior & Exterior Design

Recognition: 6 World Superyacht Awards, 19 Showboats Design Awards,

Website: www.winchdesign.com


Winch Design is a luxury yacht design & build firm with over 30 years experience in the superyacht industry. Founded by Andrew Winch, they have worked on some of the world's most iconic superyachts the 133 metre Al Mirqab and 88.5 metre Cloud 9. Most well known for their interiors, Winch design have won at least 3 awards for the interiors of superyachts they have worked on.




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4. Tillberg Design of Sweden

Location: Hoganas, Sweden, Poland, Miami & Singapore

Years in the Industry: 50+ years

Notable Projects: 222 metres Somnio Yacht (master planning & interiors concept), 120 metres Desert Pearl, Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection

Specialisation: Naval Architecture & Exterior Design

Recognition: 3 x Gazelle Award for Fastest Growing Company in Sweden


If you're looking for a design firm that can take your project to the next level, look no further than Tillberg Design of Sweden. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Tillberg Design is a pioneer in cutting-edge design and innovation, currently working on 222m Somnio the world's largest superyacht.


Their team of talented designers have a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the industry, and they're always up-to-date on the latest resources and technologies. From commercial shipping to hospitality and leisure, Tillberg Design has a proven track record of success in a variety of sectors. And with offices worldwide, they can handle projects of any scope or size.



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5. Nauta Design

Location: Milan, Italy

Years in the Industry: 50 years

Notable Projects: M/Y Azzam (the world's largest superyacht), M/Y Eclipse, S/Y Serene, M/Y Dilbar

Specialisation: Exterior & Interior Design

Recognition: 40+ awards from superyacht and boating competitions.

Website: www.nautadesign.com


Nauta Design is a superyacht design studio based in Milan, Italy with over 50 years experience in the industry. The Studio was founded by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gregori Passera who have worked on some of the world's most iconic superyachts including the world's largest superyacht 180 metre Azzam. Nauta Design is widely recognized as one of the leading superyacht design studios in the world with a team of over 60 designers and architects.


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6. Rémi Tessier

Location: Paris, France

Years in the Industry: 20+ years

Notable Projects: 97 metres M/Y Vava II, 49 metres Satori, 55 metres Kahalani, 49 metres Zefira

Specialisation: Yacht Interiors & Furniture

Recognition: Over 12 International Awards


Rémi Tessier is one of the world's most revered yacht interior designers, known for his sophisticated and timeless designs. His approach to design is founded in simplicity, where function determines form. Each interior project is client-tailored and bespoke, but all share a peaceful elegance. Rémi believes that luxury and refinement should be sensed rather than ostentatiously forced. As such, exceptional quality and impeccable detail are the cornerstones of his design philosophy.


Rémi's Paris studio is home to an international team of designers, though he personally oversees every millimetre of each scheme. He has designed interiors for private residences, yachts, private jets, and bespoke furniture collections.


© Image Copyright Remi Tessier


 

7. Francis Design

Location: London, UK

Years in the Industry: 40+ years

Notable Projects: 124 metres Golden Odyssey, 74.5 metre Zeus, 59.2 metre Senses

Specialisation: Superyacht Interiors & Exteriors


Francis Design is a superyacht design studio based in Southampton, UK with over 40 years experience in the industry. The Studio was founded by Martin Francis who is one of the world's most established superyacht designers. He has worked on some of the world's most iconic superyachts including the 124 metre Golden Odyssey.


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8. Seymour Diamond

Location: London, Mayfair

Years in the Industry: 30+ years

Specialisation: Yacht Interior Design

Recognition: Awards for best interiors

Notable Projects: 164 metres MY Eclipse, MY Al Salamah, 115 metres MY Pelorus


Seymour Diamond is a company with a rich history in yacht design. Founded by Fiona Diamond in 2010, the company has over 30 years of experience in the industry, and has been responsible for some of the world's most iconic and award-winning yachts.


Seymour Diamond is known for their attention to detail and their ability to translate a client's vision into a workable reality. Their clients are at the heart of everything they do, and Seymour Diamond is dedicated to providing a service that is tailored to each individual's needs. Whether it is for an interior or exterior design, Seymour Diamond values above all originality and diversity.



 

9. Reymond Langton

Location: Bath, UK

Years in the Industry: 20+ years

Notable Projects: 80 metres M/Y Artefact, 93 metres M/Y Lady S, 56 metres M/Y Galvas, 109 metres

Specialisation: Yacht Interiors & Exteriors

Recognition: Best Interior Design, Boat International


Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton are the creative minds behind the successful design studio, Reymond Langton. For over a decade, the duo has been impressing clients with their innovative and functional designs. Whether it's a superyacht or private residence, Reymond Langton is dedicated to creating spaces that are as stylish as they are practical.


They understand that every client is unique and strives to exceed expectations by delivering projects on time and within budget. With a wealth of experience in the industry, it's no wonder that Reymond Langton is one of the most sought-after design studios in the world.


© Image Copyright Raymond Langton


 

10. H2 Yacht Design

Location: London, UK

Years in the Industry: 28 years

Notable Projects: 85 metres Victorious, 80 metres Tatiana, 75 metres Arrow

Specialisation: Yacht Refits, interiors & Exteriors

Recognition: World Superyacht Awards Nomination


H2 Yacht Design is a London-based firm that specialises in superyacht design. The company was founded in 1994 by Jonny Horsfield, a former car designer who found his true passion in the world of yacht design.


H2 has worked on both new-builds and refits, and their portfolio includes some of the most impressive yachts in the world. One of their most well-known projects is Talisman C, a 54 metre superyacht that was delivered in 2005. H2’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail has earned them a reputation as one of the leading superyacht design firms in the world.


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11. De Basto Designs

Location: Miami, Florida, USA

Years in the Industry: 20 years

Notable Projects: 90 metres Dar, 53 metres Tala, Nautilus

Specialisation: Interior & Exterior Design

Recognition: Award Winning Studio


A world-renowned name in maritime design, De Basto has been responsible for some of the most iconic and luxurious boats and yachts ever built. Specialising in custom and production vessels, as well as one-of-a-kind commercial designs, the company has an unrivalled knowledge of maritime trends and possibilities. No matter what your vision for your vessel, De Basto is available to consult across every stage of the design journey, from preliminary concept and styling to interior design and space planning.


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12. Terence Disdale Yacht Design

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom

Years in the Industry: 40+ years

Notable Projects: 162. metres Eclipse, 160 metres Project Blue , 139.29 metres Al Salamah

Specialisation: Exterior & Interior Design

Recognition: 40+ prestigious international awards


If you're looking for an award-winning design studio that is responsible for the interior and exterior design of some of the world's most significant yachts, look no further than Terence Disdale Design. Based in the UK, this design studio is renowned for its refreshingly casual yet chic designs. The team of 15 operates under the direction of Terence Disdale, one of the industry's most respected designers, who without formal training has become a true legend in the world of superyacht design.


© Image Copyright Terence Disdale Yacht

 

13. Dixon Yacht Design

Location: Southampton, UK

Years in the Industry: 30+ years

Notable Projects: 152 metres Liberty, 105 metres Falcon, 55 metres DYD

Specialisation: Diverse selection of boats


Dixon Yacht Design is a world-renowned design studio that has been creating some of the most impressive and innovative yacht designs for over four decades. With a vast portfolio of work that spans multiple disciplines, Dixon Yacht Design is a true pioneer in the industry, having been credited with numerous awards for their ground-breaking designs.


The studio's key strength is its unrivalled diversity. Their broad spectrum of designs includes sail and power boats, production boats and custom superyachts, displacement craft and fast planning powerboats, monohulls and multihulls - working on a variety of projects allows the studio to be at the cutting edge of innovation


© Image Copyright Dixon Yacht Design

 

14. Hoek Design

Location: Netherlands & Mallorca

Years in the Industry: 30 years

Specialisation: Naval architecture & Yacht Interiors


If you're looking for a world-renowned design studio to create your dream yacht, look no further than Hoek Design. Founded in 1986 by Andre Hoek, Hoek Design has established itself as a leader in yacht design, naval architecture and engineering. With a team of highly experienced professionals using the latest design tools, Hoek Design is able to offer a wide range of styles to suit every taste, from classic to ultra-modern while featuring the studio's distinctive and elegant signature style.


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15. Gresham Yacht Design

Location: Mayfair, London

Years in the Industry: 30+ years

Notable Projects: 87 metre Alucia2, 82 metre Graceful, 71 metre Victoria

Specialisation: Yacht Exteriors


Gresham Yacht Design is considered one of the leading studios for luxurious superyacht design. They combine traditional and digital techniques to create custom designs that are truly one-of-a-kind. Whether you have a specific vision in mind or need help bringing your ideas to life, their team is here to assist you every step of the way.


They offer a range of services, from sketches and renders to CAD drawings and interactive 3D presentations. And because they believe that the devil is in the details, they pay meticulous attention to even the smallest elements to ensure that your end result is nothing short of perfection.


© Image Gresham Yacht Design

 

16. Ken Freivokh Design

Location: Hampshire, UK

Years in the Industry: 30 years

Notable Projects: 88 metre Maltese Falcon

Specialisation: Modern Design & Yacht Interiors

Recognition: 30+ International Awards


Ken Freivokh Design has created some of the most cutting edge and stunning designs in the industry. His studio, based on the River Hamble in the UK, is known for its innovative and futuristic approach to yacht design. Freivokh's experience as an architect and engineer makes him uniquely qualified to create beautiful and functional spaces on board superyachts.


His attention to detail and passion for sailing are evident in his work, which is characterised by clean lines, functionality, and a unique sense of style. Whether you're looking for a sleek and modern exterior or a luxurious and comfortable interior, Ken Freivokh Design can design a custom solution for your needs.


© Image Copyright Ken Freivokh Design

 

17. Design Unlimited

Location: Fareham, UK

Years in the Industry: 20+ years

Notable Projects: 64 metres Shemaraa, 53 metres Elisabeth F, 30 metres Leopard 3

Specialisation: Yacht Interiors

Recognition: Multi-Award Winning Studio


Design Unlimited is a world-renowned yacht design studio that has won multiple awards for excellence in both interior and exterior design. Led by founder Mark Tucker, the studio's team of skilled designers are ready to take on any challenge, big or small.


Whether you're looking to create a unique vision for your own yacht, or simply want an experienced hand to help you customise your boat, Design Unlimited is the perfect choice. With a vast portfolio of successful projects to their name, as well as a flexible approach to design, they work with each client to meet their specific needs and requirements.


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18. Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Years in the Industry: 30+ years

Notable Projects: 59.7 metres Project 404, 50.44 metres Blackcat, 34.4 metres Liara

Specialisation: Eco Friendly Construction & Yacht Interiors Design

Recognition: Multiple International Design Awards


Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design is unrivalled in terms of style, performance, and comfort. With over 30 years in the superyacht industry, the studio has designed 200+ sailing and motor yachts, 50+ of which are over 30 meters long.


Their work has earned them multiple international design awards while also having a long- standing relationship with some of the world's leading shipyards, mast makers, interior designers, and equipment providers. In addition, the studio has a green approach to projects which is friendly on the environment while reducing construction and operational costs for their clients.


© Image Copyright Malcolm McKeon

 

19. Beiderbeck Designs

Location: Bremen, Germany

Years in the Industry: 30+ years

Notable Projects: 75 metre Phocea, 105 metre Nautor Swan, 138 metre Rising Sun

Specialisation: Naval Architecture & Exterior Design

Recognition: 15 World Superyacht Awards, 16 Showboats Design Awards


Introducing Beiderbeck Designs, the German design company specialising in the design of super yachts, yacht interiors, and ship infrastructures. With a team of experienced designers, naval architects, and interior designers, Beiderbeck is able to push the boundaries of construction, design, and styling.


Beiderbeck owners and creative minds are lmmo Lüdeling and Tim Ulrich, who combined have over 50 years of experience in the design of super yachts.They have worked on some impressive ships, including the exterior design of the 75 m yacht M/Y Stargazer.


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20. Frank Neubelt / German Yacht Couture

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Years in the Industry: 20+ years

Notable Projects: 66.7 metre Triple Seven, 73.5 metre Sapphire, 70 metres Screen 70, 24 metre Opium,

Specialisation: Naval Architecture, Interior & Exterior Design

Recognition: Recipient of World Superyacht Awards


German Yacht Couture is an international design and project management agency specialising in bespoke yacht designs and engineering. They represent the very best in German yacht design, styling, and naval engineering, and their services cover the entire spectrum from initial concept ideas to design, technical considerations, interior design, and delivery of first class custom yachts.


They also offer affiliated project management and advisory services for legal aspects. Their goal is to create the perfect custom yacht that exceeds their clients expectations every time.



© Image Copyright German Yacht Couture


 

And there you have it, 20 of the world's top superyacht designers, we certainly hope you found this list helpful and informative.


As a superyacht art consultant we work very closely with owners and designers to curate a bespoke art collection for each superyacht, if you would like to find out more about our dedicated art service for visit our yacht art page. If you would like to find out more about our offerings don't hesitate to get in touch to setup a meeting.



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