With a strong pedigree of external design for both sailing and motor yachts, Rhoades Young Design has collaborated with some of the world’s finest naval architects on a range of projects; ranging from 30ft production yachts to state-of-the-art superyachts.

Whether designing a complete exterior, cockpit area, carbon bimini or folding swimming platform, we ensure that not only do these elements perform functionally but also that they are sympathetic with the complete yacht aesthetic. By considering the interior and exterior of the yacht together, we aim to achieve a cohesive feel to the project that blurs the interior and exterior relationship, making each space feel like an extension of the other.

As with the interior design process, we work initially with hand drawn sketches and renderings before developing our ideas through a multitude of disciplines ranging from fully detailed lofting drawings, in-house CAD models or the production of scale models.

Working closely with engineers and naval architects we are able to realise all aspects of the exterior design, from profiles and deck plans to helm consoles and graphics.