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

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Manning the RINA(NZ) boatshow stand  - I was pleased to see we had a fair few youngsters expressing interest in a career involving marine design and engineering - from the Americas Cup to grey ones, with guns ....the full spectrum of naval architecture.

Manning the RINA(NZ) boatshow stand - I was pleased to see we had a fair few youngsters expressing interest in a career involving marine design and engineering - from the America's Cup to 'grey ones, with guns' ....the full spectrum of naval architecture. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wow. Walked through on Thursday and never saw.. 😬😩

Another big step forward as the 19m electric ferry hull tooling nears completion.Image attachmentImage attachment

Another big step forward as the 19m electric ferry hull tooling nears completion.It's been a busy few weeks! Hull moulds have arrived and are being prepped at our Gracefield workshop and the wing-deck is being constructed at our Seaview workshop. ... See MoreSee Less

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A big milestone ticked off.19m electric ferry's deck completed, faired and painted.... and now it's on the move at the Wellington Electric Boat Building Company - nice work, guys! ... See MoreSee Less

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