Espinosa Yacht Design

History

Superyacht designer JC Espinosa – or Juan Carlos Espinosa to give him his full name – graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1985 with a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. It was while working for a Chicago architectural firm, in 1985, that Espinosa was first introduced to yacht design, when the firm was commissioned to the design what would be the largest aluminium megayacht built in the US at the time.

He founded Espinosa Inc in 1990, and his first commission was the design of Jim Moran’s 39.6 metre Feadship Gallant Lady. Since then, the Espinosa team have worked on several well known and award-winning megayacht interior and exterior designs. The studio is currently based in Florida.

Notable yachts

Aside from Gallant Lady, Espinosa superyachts include the 44.5 metre Delta Gran Finale and 47 metre Delta Mr Terrible, along with the Horizon 41.5 metre Angora and 36.6 metre Muses, both of which were finalists at the World Superyacht Awards 2012. JC Espinosa also designed the interior of Trinity’s 50 metre 2012 launch Tsumat.

Specialisations

Espinosa has developed a series of long-standing collaborations with production and custom megayacht builders including Taiwan’s Horizon, and Delta in the US. Espinosa Inc works not only in yacht design, but also draws on JC Espinosa’s architecture background to cover sustainable architecture and residential interior design. The studio also undertakes custom furniture design.

JADE 959

Jade Yachts   51.8 m •  2014

TSUMAT

Trinity Yachts   49.9 m •  2012

USHER

Delta Marine   46.94 m •  2007

SUN ONE

Horizon   45 m •  2012

GRAN FINALE

Delta Marine   44.81 m •  2002

SURINA

Trident   44.81 m •  1999

NEVER ENOUGH

Feadship   42.67 m •  1992

HOMECOMING

Horizon   41.45 m •  2010

KOMOKWA

Horizon   41.1 m •  2009

STATUS QUO

Horizon   40.23 m •  2008

KAJAK

Horizon   40.23 m •  2008

ASTRA V

Horizon   39.62 m •  2011

CIELO MARE

Townsend Bay   38.71 m •  2009

HORIZON RP110

Horizon   37.2 m •  2023

ESPRESSO

Horizon   37.2 m •  2009

XANADU

Horizon   37.19 m •  2017

TRIDENT I

Horizon   36.58 m •  2008

HORIZON 118

Horizon   36.58 m •  2008

MUSES

Horizon   36.58 m •  2011

THE LEGION

Horizon   36.58 m •  2019

SOLMAR V

Southern Marine Usa   34.14 m •  1972

EL MIRAR II

Horizon   33.8 m •  2008

NEVERLAND

Horizon   33.53 m •  2017

LADY GAGA

Horizon   33.53 m •  2011

PARADISE

Horizon   33.53 m •  2014

ESTHER 7

Horizon   33.53 m •  2014

ANDREA VI

Horizon   33.53 m •  2013

WILD DUCK

Horizon   33.53 m •  2019

TANGO 5

Horizon   33 m •  2013

SAMSARA

Maxi Marine   30.6 m •  2006

MARBELLA III

Heisley   28.96 m •  1999

PRIME TIME

Queenship   28.96 m •  2002

SMILING T

Jade Yachts   28.4 m •  2012

BALTIC SEA

Jade Yachts   28.4 m •  2011

NANEA

Queenship   28.35 m •  2001

MOCEAN

Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2008

BANDIDO

Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2008

SAINT DARIA

Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2010

LITTLE BLUE

Jade Yachts   27.74 m •  2007

SUNRISE

Liepaja   27.43 m •  2021

LADY IN RED

Jade Yachts   26.79 m •  2007

HAMPTON 830

Hampton Yachts   25.5 m •  2014

VIRGINIA SEA

McMullen & Wing   25.48 m •  2005

EAGLE I

Falcon Maritime   25.3 m •  1991

PRIME TIME

Palmer Johnson   24.99 m •  1993

ZOOOM

Palmer Johnson   24.32 m •  1992