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.

Feadship   47.85 m •  1997
Neta Marine   42 m •  2024
AB Yachts - Next Yacht Group   41.6 m •  2008
Mengi-Yay   40 m •  2019
Feadship   39 m •  2009
Jongert   39 m •  2012
Horizon   37.2 m •  2009
Van Der Valk   36.8 m •  2015
AB Yachts - Next Yacht Group   36.25 m •  2013
AB Yachts - Next Yacht Group   36.25 m •  2014
Perini Navi   36 m •  1989
AB Yachts - Next Yacht Group   35.3 m •  2009
Vanquish Yachts   35 m •  2023
Leopard Yachts   34.11 m •  2005
Van Der Valk   34.11 m •  2024
Van Der Valk   33.74 m •  2022
Overmarine Group   33.5 m •  2007
Overmarine Group   33.5 m •  2005
Van Der Valk   32.92 m •  2022
Timmerman   32.5 m •  2010
Timmerman   32.49 m •  2008
Van Der Valk   32 m •  2019
Mengi-Yay   32 m •  2011
Timmerman   32 m •  2003
Mengi-Yay   31.7 m •  2015
Mengi-Yay   31.7 m •  2017
Jet-Tern Marine   31.39 m •  2019
Cerri Cantieri Navali   31.2 m •  2019
Mulder Shipyard   30 m •  2014
Van Der Valk   28.5 m •  2020
AB Yachts - Next Yacht Group   28.2 m •  2009
AB Yachts - Next Yacht Group   28.2 m •  2015
Mulder Shipyard   28 m •  2010
Jet-Tern Marine   27.93 m •  2016
Van Der Valk   27.9 m •  2017
Van Der Valk   27.5 m •  2017
Van Der Valk   27.3 m •  2021
Mulder Shipyard   27.1 m •  2001
Van Der Valk   27 m •  2017
Timmerman   26.4 m •  2012
Timmerman   26.4 m •  2009
Van Der Valk   26 m •  2014
Van Der Valk   26 m •  2018
Van Der Valk   24.95 m •  2017
Van Der Valk   24.95 m •  2015