Guido De Groot

History

Superyacht designer Guido de Groot began his career in car and automotive design, a field he worked in for more than six years after graduating from Passadena’s well known school Art Centre College of Design. Inspired in 1986 by the majesty of the fourth, 45 metre Highlander superyacht – constructed by Feadship De Vries – De Groot started to draw yachts in parallel with his car design career, eventually setting up his own interior design and exterior styling studio in 1997 in The Netherlands.

Notable yachts

With a large number of yacht and superyacht projects under his built – including, for example, more than 30 projects with Dutch builder Mulder – significant projects include the interior design and interior decorating of the AB140 custom superyacht Maria Pia, Perini Navi Gitana, and Horizon’s 37 metre luxury yacht Espresso. Exterior designs include the Feadship megayachts Kathleen Anne and Katrion as well as AB Yachts’ high performance AB116.

Specialisations

De Groot’s studio encompasses all sizes of yacht, working in particular with small- to medium-size semi-custom and custom motor yacht builders such as Mulder and Breedendam. The car design experience of several members of the De Groot team also means there is often a style slant to the concept designs that is different from standard custom boat design fare. The Guido de Groot yacht interior for Diamond won a ShowBoats Design Award.

Yachts For Sale

Yachts for Charter

YACHTS BY Guido De Groot

BEYOND 50M

Custom   50 m  2021

SPECTRAL 50

Bloemsma   49.99 m  2023

GITANA

Feadship   47.85 m  1997

MY TOY

AB Yachts   41.6 m  2008

ALIA

Neta Marine   41.5 m  2020

EXTREME

Mengi-Yay   40 m  2019

LUCIA-M

Jongert   39 m  2010

KATHLEEN ANNE

Feadship   39 m  2009

ESPRESSO

Horizon   37.2 m  2009

SANTA MARIA T

Van Der Valk   36.8 m  2015

FIVE WAVES

AB Yachts   36.25 m  2010

ECRIDER

AB Yachts   36.25 m  2013

GITANA

Perini Navi   36 m  1989

DIAMOND

AB Yachts   35.3 m  2011

SVEA

Arno   34.11 m  2005