Donald Starkey

History

A former architect, it wasn’t until 20 years into his career – in the 1980s – that superyacht designer Donald Starkey switched to custom yacht design. Since then, he has become synonymous with several of the world’s most famous custom luxury yachts, both for his work on exterior styling and interior design. Citing influences such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, rock ‘n’ roll and Coco Chanel, Starkey is renowned for creating his own timeless elegance in the superyacht design projects he has undertaken.

Notable yachts

With a wide range of projects across all size brackets, Donald Starkey yachts include the custom interiors of 114 metre Luna, 72.6 metre Queen K, Nourah of Riyad, and Mylin IV.

Specialisations

Donald Starkey has not only worked for individual clients but has also been sought out by well-known superyacht yards. His work has garnered him a large number of awards including, most recently, for the 47 metre Alloy Yachts-built Loretta Anne.

Donald Starkey Designs has also created concept megayachts including a notable 200 metre design capable of carrying 36 guests and 70 to 100 crew, and a 75 metre design that aims to combine functionality and simplicity with a graceful form and timeless lines.

Yachts For Sale

Yachts for Charter

YACHTS BY Donald Starkey

VIBRANCE

49.3 m  2004

LADY ANASTASIA

47.55 m  2001

ZEAL

47.24 m  1997

LORETTA ANNE

47 m  2012

RHINO

46.94 m  1998

EXPLORA

46.63 m  1985

PERFECT PERSUASION

45.66 m  1997

BLUE STAR

44.81 m  1993

SPACE

44.65 m  2007

HARBOUR MOON

43.14 m  1996

PRINCESS OF PALAU

42.34 m  2010

QUEEN D

41.15 m  2000

SO NICE

40 m  2009

AD LIB

40 m  2006

DORIANA

39.01 m  1930

MAZY

38.6 m  2003

DIONE STAR

38.5 m  1991

PERLE BLEUE

38 m  2007

PRINCESS GIGI

37.8 m  1999

CAPRICE

37.5 m  1994