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 – Stimson Yacht Design develops elegant solutions that are conceived with flair, and created with sound engineering and practicality in mind.
Following 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, enables us to successfully meet clients’ briefs time and again

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Getting quite excited about seeing this one hit the water...... ... See MoreSee Less

A concept nearly nine years in the making, hull one of #HorizonYachts’ latest model – the new Horizon V67 – has just been unveiled! Created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Jonathan...

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Vision 67 hull #01 demoulded at Horizon Yachts in Taiwan and on its way to meet the deck mouldings! Naval Arch by Stimson Yachts, Interior/Exterior by JQB (Jonathan Quinn Barnett, Seattle) and composite engineering by Gurit ... See MoreSee Less

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A big shout out to Dorox on the Sailing Anarchy AC forum for pulling this together. All available data to date for NZL and USA. Showing efficiency plotted as either SOG/TWS or VMG/TWS, but also SOG/TWS vs HDG as a polar. Quite interesting looking at the ratio of speed or VMG to the instantaneous TWS. MedianTWS was about 8.5kn. I'm keen to see what these look like up range...... ... See MoreSee Less

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Some very clever bods on the Sailing Anarchy forums have been disecting the race data from the ETNZ vs Artemis semis. It makes interesting viewing! More to come as the ETNZ vs Oracle data becomes available.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Let's be clear - this is a significant moment in yacht racing! It makes tomorrow's TNZ vs ORACLE a fight for the bonus point to take into the Cup itself but also the first time - in competition - that an America's Cup yacht has foiled 100% of the time around the track. Both have a bearing on the ultimate winner of the AC! ... See MoreSee Less

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