We revel in the challenge of meeting the brief

“A sailing yacht is a bundle of compromises, and the cleverest constructor is he who, out of a mass of hostile parts, succeeds in creating the most harmonious whole. It is not strange that designers pass sleepless nights, and that anything like finality and perfection of type is impossible to conceive. No wonder that yacht designing is a pursuit of absorbing interest.”

Lord Dunraven
Challenger for the 1893 and 1895 America’s Cups

Sailing yacht or power boat, regardless of size or functionality, at Stimson Yacht Design and Naval Architecture we develop elegant solutions that are conceived with flair, and created with sound engineering and practicality in mind.

With over three decades of design experience and four decades on the water, we have developed practical know-how and built up scientific knowledge, allowing us to balance the often conflicting requirements of a vessel.

Our focus on balancing these requirements, along with our iterative approach to design and emphasis on validation once in operation, enables us to successfully meet clients’ briefs time and again


As a design partner in SSC Marine Ltd we're very pleased to see the progress on the 19m electric ferry for East By West in Wellington, NZConstruction of the 19m all-electric ferry for East By West is well underway, with first carbon/foam panels coming off the infusion table and on to the CNC router to be cut to shape at Gurit's Auckland facility, while the deck jig is in now place to receive the first panels and the first of the upper deck bench seat and stairs are infused in the WEBB factory in Wellington. ... See MoreSee Less

Some nice press coverage!

Some nice press coverage!The Moana 56 has been awarded Asia Boating's 'Best multihull motoryacht over 50ft' against some stiff competition. The vessel was also nominated for 'Best Asian-built yacht'. With a hull designed by Auckland's Stimson Yacht Design and Naval Architecture and the interior/exterior designed by Wong Yacht Design in Shenzhen, China, it is testament to the team's drive for quality & attention to detail. Well done Moana Yachts! More in the Boat Business section of this months edition. ... See MoreSee Less


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Well done Stimson Yachts and so nice to see that New Zealand are claiming you as their own. 🇳🇿 -> 🇬🇧😀

We are VERY proud to announce the Moana 56 has won the 2019 Asia Boating Awards 'Best multihull motoryacht over 50ft' and was nominated for 'Best Asian-built yacht'. A great collaboration with hull design by Stimson Yacht Design & Naval Architecture and interior/exterior by Wong Yacht Design beautifully executed by Moana Yachts to a high standard. We have a long and successful history with the Wong Yacht Design team and look forward to more in the future on the 68ft and 78ft models! ... See MoreSee Less


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Wowsers Siam! You do deserve to be proud...and Christian, (don’t know each other but) WELL BLOODY DONE mate to you and collaborators. And here I am trying to rejuvenate our 34’ Mariner😉🌶😎

Amazing well done!!👏👏👏👌

Big congrats! That's awesome 🙌 x

Great Result Stimo.....well done!

...super, well done !

Congratulations Christian Stimson

Well done bro, but where's the sails?

Hard work pays off - well done


Nice one bro 👍


Way to go Christian Stimson. Deserved, I’m sure.


Congratulations Christian!

Congratulations Christian! Well done and well deserved

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Stimson Yacht Design and Naval Architecture
Niiiice! 😎 we did the (wet) bit you can’t see in this pic, but we had to share this image!

Niiiice! 😎 we did the (wet) bit you can’t see in this pic, but we had to share this image!A stunning view aboard the #horizonv68 as we enjoy a cruise along the #montlakecut. A sincere thank you goes out to @emeraldpacificyachts for hosting us. Wonderful! #yachtdesigner ... See MoreSee Less


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She is smooth as silk underway Christian !

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