W-Class Yachts are the brain children of sailing enthusiast Donald Tofias. These powerful breed of modern classics are constructed from an innovative cold molding process and equipped with modern technologies. W-Class Yacht Company’s concept of rejuvenating one-design match racing has grown in popularity and ambition. After several years of competitive sailing and match racing, the W-Class has captured the imagination and admiration of a worldwide audience and re-kindled the spirit of early 20th Century Corinthian racing.
RI’s ONLY full service design firm specializing exclusively in yacht interior design and outfitting. Highly skilled and experienced with the intricacies of yacht interior applications and details, NYI’s success is attributed to providing custom designed and impeccably fabricated yacht interiors to discerning clients, along the East Coast and beyond, who demand premium results above the norm.
Following the legacy of renowned naval architect Bill Langan, his long time associates Thomas Degrémont, Antonio Ferrer, and Samuel Howell offer a complete design service for the discriminating owner. They designed numerous prestigious yachts such as the 130 ft S/Y Victoria of Strathearn, the 105 ft M/Y Cassiopeia and S/Y Eos, the spectacular 305 ft three-masted schooner. Langan Partners have been involved in numerous new build projects around the world, from luxurious super sail and motor yachts, to performance racing and classic yachts.
Tel: (401) 849 2249
Thierry Verhaaren who has over 25 years of experience in naval hydrodynamics and naval architecture created his design studio in 2004. Projects include the design and project management of a 47m motor-yacht and of a 53m catamaran yacht conversion with Abu Dhabi Mar. They have also recently unveiled their 37m high-performance dayboat DAS project.
Tel: +33(0)2 33 43 82 66
World renowned designer Butch Dalrymple-Smith and his team offer a unique service combining their expertise and experience in naval architecture and engineering. Their prime market is the design side of upgrade, restoration and repair work on boats. Other core business is related to statutory compliance issues including stability as well as survey repairs, MCA compliance and all the other regulations that relate to hardware or performance.
Tel: +33(0)4 42 98 09 18 [email protected]
Son of a famous designer, Bill Tripp grew up in the right environment to later become a top international naval architect. His design group has carved a niche in the Superyacht industry, building elegant and comfortable high performance yachts. Using creative innovations and the latest technologies available, Tripp Design team has created numerous winning race yachts over the years. Recent claims of fame include highly publicized Wally yachts such as Saudade, Esense and award winner Mystere from Vitters shipyard.
Ted Hood has recently formed a partnership with Tony Rego, his long-time boat building/project manager, to provide a variety of refit services utilizing an efficient, talented crew of experienced boat builders in one of the most active yachting regions in Rhode Island.
Award winning Ted Fontaine, head of Fontaine Design Group, is a well known figure in the Superyacht industry. Once the chief designer of Ted Hood Design Group, he established Fontaine Design Group in 2001. The group’s recent projects include yachts from 40’ to 160’, built in close collaboration with the best shipyards around the world. They pride themselves in having an impressive list of repeat clients, who praise the beautiful classic lines, comfort and performance of their designs.