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Yachts Design Directory.

In a collective effort, NAVIS Luxury Yacht Magazine is building the largest database of yacht designers in the world.

The Navis Yacht Design Directory is built to provide detailed information about Yacht Design Studios, independent Yacht Designers, Interior Yacht Designers, and more, organized by location. NAVIS readers will be able to find and compare the work of different studios, architects and designers in different locations in the world.

Mainly dedicated to the superyacht design world, this directory will grow with additional professionals in the industry. If you want to suggest an activity, a design studio or an artist, please contact NAVIS.


The Setzer Yachts studio's history began in the early 1980s, when founder Ward Setzer launched a career under the tutelage of the late J.B. Hargrave. Hargrave, named the "Dean of American Naval Architecture", had a profound early impact on Setzer's career, instilling a lifelong drive to always ask why and why not as...

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Azimut was founded in 1969 by a young university student called Paolo Vitelli . He began chartering sailing boats. In 1970 some important yachting brands choose the company to be the distributor of their boats in Italy. Azimut decide to make their first steps on designing yachts. They designed in a joint venture wit...

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Benetti was founded in 1873 by Lorenzo Benetti. The Italian company started building wooden boats that were principally used for local and international trade. After Lorenzo's death, his two sons Gino and Emilio were left in charge of the boatyard. They decided to change the company's name to Fratelli Benetti and be...

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Jean Berret founded his design studio in 1978. He was a very important regatta competitor who graduated of the Ecole Boulle and of Decorative Arts. Jean was very involved in the world of IOR racing yachts. He was responsible for many toners such as Jarnac, Œsophage Boogie, Berret de Paulette, etc.  Read more

Carlo Galeazzi studio was founded in 1937. In that same year, the studio started a collaboration with Cantieri Navali del Golfo and made the projects of all the Ipanema series and some projects in the military field.In 1991 they started a collaboration with Cantieri di Baia. In 1994 they began collaborating with Azi...

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Central Yacht is a design studio founded in 2006. This particular studio is based on the partnership between professional seafarers and architects, both with unmatched experience within their areas. This rare union gives the studio an extra something and makes it completely qualified thanks to the first hand experie...

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CNB was founded in 1987, in the former "Chantiers et Ateliers du Sud Ouest" in an amazing location near Paris and the Bordeaux vineyards. It is situated on a 100 000 m2 facility with 44 000 m2 of covered buildings and a 300-meter waterfront quay facility for launches and sea trials. CNB is nowadays a branch of Group...

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Cristina & Alexandre Negoescu was founded by Cristina and Alexandre Negoescu in 1995. They are architects and have received the diplomas DFAB of the Order of French Architects. Since the first moment they open their studio, they started working not only in France but also in United States, Switzerland, Italy and...

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