Let’s be honest: the yacht industry would be very different without these designers. These are our choices for the top 5 most well-known yacht designers!
Tim Heywood Design
Designer Tim Heywood first started his career under the wing of Jon Bannenberg, eventually moving on to create his own business in 1996. Since then his design company has worked with many of the most famous yacht builders ever, among which Amels or Feadship.
A reflection of the talent of Espen Oeino, this company currently has a claim to 11 of the current 101 largest yachts in the world. One of the most important works of this company has to be the Kismet yacht, built by the shipyard Lurssen and the winner of the 2015 World Superyacht Award in the Displacement Motor Yachts of 1,300GT to 2,999GT. The mosaic-tiled pool and Jacuzzi of this vessel is the prime example of Espen Oeino’s capacities in yacht interior design.
Bannenberg & Rowell Design is currently headed by the son of Jon Bannenberg, Dickie and his creative director Simon Rowell. It seems that talent for yacht interior design is something that runs in the family as we can see in the case of the Feadship M/Y Predator, often defined by Dickie himself as being the most extravagant yacht his studio has ever styled.
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After buying his very own yacht, former architect Ken Freivokh decided that this would be a good industry to start a new business. This English studio is known for creating many edgy superyacht designs as well as for designing many futuristic concepts. Among some of this company’s most marking designs are Maltese Falcon and Dream Symphony.
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Another British design group, this one coming from the hand of the late British superyacht designer Ed Dubois. Even after this loss in 2016, Dubois Yachts has still been standing strong in the industry, still being known as the organization that designed some of the finest and technically advanced sailing yachts the market has ever seen.