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 Yachts   51.8 m •  2014
Trinity Yachts   49.9 m •  2012
Delta Marine   46.94 m •  2007
Horizon   45 m •  2012
Trident   44.81 m •  1999
Delta Marine   44.81 m •  2002
Feadship   42.67 m •  1992
Horizon   41.45 m •  2010
Horizon   41.1 m •  2009
Horizon   40.23 m •  2008
Horizon   40.23 m •  2008
Horizon   39.62 m •  2011
Townsend Bay   38.71 m •  2009
Horizon   38 m •  2023
Horizon   37.2 m •  2009
Horizon   37.19 m •  2017
Horizon   37.13 m •  2019
Horizon   36.58 m •  2011
Horizon   36.58 m •  2008
Horizon   36.58 m •  2008
Southern Marine Usa   34.14 m •  1972
Horizon   33.8 m •  2008
Horizon   33.53 m •  2013
Horizon   33.53 m •  2011
Horizon   33.53 m •  2019
Horizon   33.53 m •  2014
Horizon   33.53 m •  2014
Horizon   33.53 m •  2017
Horizon   33 m •  2013
Maxi Marine   30.6 m •  2017
Heisley   28.96 m •  1999
Queenship   28.96 m •  2002
Jade Yachts   28.4 m •  2012
Jade Yachts   28.4 m •  2011
Queenship   28.35 m •  2001
Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2008
Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2010
Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2008
Jade Yachts   27.9 m •  2008
Jade Yachts   27.74 m •  2007
Jade Yachts   26.79 m •  2007
Hampton Yachts   25.5 m •  2014
McMullen & Wing   25.48 m •  2005
Falcon Maritime   25.3 m •  1996
Palmer Johnson   24.99 m •  1993
Palmer Johnson   24.32 m •  1992