BENETEAU associates the greatest names in naval architecture and design with the challenge of each new boat project.
Pierangelo Andreani started his career as a designer during the profusely creative period of the 1980s, as though in a dream, with Pininfarina, at the heart of the well-known design centre of the time, and took part in the creation of the Ferrari Mondial 8. In charge of style for the De Tomaso Group, he also contributed to the design of the Maserati Biturbo and the Guzzi Le Mans 850 motorbike....
Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design
Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau started out by forming a good team. 10 years later, in 1983, they became partners to found Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design. At the foot of the towers of La Rochelle, their naval design and architecture office quickly expanded and some 15,000 boats by BRYD are now sailing. Guided in any project by their very personal view of shapes and aesthetics, the BRYD team...
Biscontini Yacht Design
Based in Milan, Roberto Biscontini qualified from the Southampton School of Architecture and his resume says a lot about his expertise in naval architecture and boat performance. He worked for 20 years for the Italian and New Zealander America’s Cup teams – a major accomplishment! The man who designed the fastest hulls in the world is also an experienced sailor. “As a teenager, I was...
Farr Yacht Design
Farr Yacht Design is recognized as one of the best racing yacht design teams in the world. It has an outstanding record of achievements in well-known races, such as the Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race), America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Barcelona World Race, Transat Jacques Vabre, Copa del Rey and many others.
Both very close and complementary, in forty years, the Jean-Marie Finot and Pascal Conq duo has forged the reputation of designing perfectly balanced and admirably seaworthy boats. Whether racing yachts, cruisers or large yachts, each of their creations is marked with the stamp of inventiveness and reliability.
Associates since 1974, Joubert & Nivelt are very complimentary in the way they practice their profession of naval architect: Michel Joubert takes care of the motor yacht design, while most of the sailing yachts are designed by Bernard Nivelt. Both well-known as seasoned sailors, the two men from design boats to match the oceans they explore: designed to sail a long time and capable of...
Lorenzo Argento Yacht Designer
Lorenzo ARGENTO has been actively sailing since the age of 12. His first experiences of sailing took place on Lake Garda, which he really loves. Fascinated by all aspects of boat architecture, Lorenzo qualified in yacht and leisure craft design at the college of Southampton. He then moved to the Isle of Wight, where he worked with SP Technologies for a year. He returned to Italy in 1987 and...
Micad is a famous Italian naval design office for industries with a connection to human activities at sea. It has built its reputation around four chief values: practicality, innovation, elegance and safety. Perfectly combining style and engineering to create the best products through industrialization, the staff directed by Amedeo Migali works for institutions, companies and private individuals...
ML Yacht Design Group
Manager of a team of ten, including his partner Eric Levet (an outstanding naval architect and designer), Lucien Wohler (stability studies) and Lionnel Huetz (PhD in hydrodynamics), Marc Lombard founded his own naval architect’s office in La Rochelle in 1982. As a young man, just out of design school in Southampton and keen on sailing with a crew, he delivered a boat with Mike Birch in 1978,...
Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol founded Nauta Design in 1985. They acquired an international reputation in the design of custom and production sailing yachts between 30 and 130 feet, but were also asked to create motor yachts of all sizes (up to 180 m (590 ft)), including “AZZAM”, currently the largest private yacht in the world.
Inseparable, the naval engineer and architect, Carlo Nuvolari, and the designer, Dan Lenard, founded their small creation studio near Venice, in 1990. The talented duo quickly stood out as a reference in the world of luxury yachts. There are now 16 employees at their Design Centre, who create between 25 and 185 m long yachts, occasionally collaborating on ambitious property development ventures.
Pierre Frutschi Design
Pierre Frutschi graduated as an architect from the University of Geneva. An atypical creator and sailor, naval design is central to his business. The Pierre Frutschi workshop specialises in large 40’ to 100’ boats and is established in Switzerland. It has many one-off productions to its name and as many production boats.
Sam Manuard Yacht Design
Sam Manuard stands out like a bright star among the many racing yacht architects. This is because he is both a racer and an architect. A qualified geophysical engineer, at the age of 28 he chose to go back to his passion for ocean racing. He quickly made a name for himself by obtaining good results on a wide variety of boats, such as the Mini 6.50, Figaro-Beneteau, Class 40, Orma and Multi...
The Sarrazin Design office has been established in Vendée for nearly 30 years, just a short distance from Beneteau’s headquarters. It has contributed to the aesthetic and functional success of thousands of products in a variety of sectors, such as the automobile, transport, health, special product, and, of course, the nautical industry.
From Brest and in love with anything that floats, Tanguy Le Bihan created the TLB naval architecture office in 2006. TLB has made a name for itself as a highly innovative office and specialises in hull work, mainly on motorboats, to increase energy performance. His two watchwords are elegance and performance.