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.

BEYOND 50M

Custom   50 m •  2024

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 •  2022

EXTREME

Mengi-Yay   40 m •  2019

LUCIA-M

Jongert   39 m •  2012

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

DIAMOND

AB Yachts   35.3 m •  2011

VQ115

Vanquish Yachts   35 m •  2022

SVEA

Leopard Yachts   34.11 m •  2005

BLUE JEANS

Van Der Valk   33.74 m •  2022

CRAZY TOO

Overmarine   33.5 m •  2005

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Overmarine   33.5 m •  2007

LADY LENE

Van Der Valk   32.92 m •  2022

LA STELLA DEI MARI

Timmerman   32.5 m •  2010

MILAYA

Timmerman   32.49 m •  2008

JANGADA

Van Der Valk   32 m •  2019

Jangada

32 m •  2019

PALLADA

Timmerman   32 m •  2003

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Mengi-Yay   32 m •  2011

CURFEW II

Mengi-Yay   31.7 m •  2017

SELENE 103/01

Jet-Tern Marine   31.39 m •  2019

VANADIS

Cerri Cantieri Navali   31.2 m •  2019

MAHALO

Mulder   30 m •  2014

VENERA

Van Der Valk   28.5 m •  2020

GEORGE P

AB Yachts   28.2 m •  2006

SELENE 92

Jet-Tern Marine   28.04 m •  2024

MIMI

Mulder   28 m •  2010

WATTA RYDE

Jet-Tern Marine   27.93 m •  2016

ANEMELI

Van Der Valk   27.9 m •  2017

FORUM

Van Der Valk   27.5 m •  2017

HELGA

Van Der Valk   27.3 m •  2021

SEA BREEZE II

Mulder   27.1 m •  2001

SEAWOLF EXPLORER

Van Der Valk   27 m •  2017

LARGO

Timmerman   26.4 m •  2012

EXODUS

Timmerman   26.4 m •  2009

NICOSTASIA

Van Der Valk   26 m •  2018

O NOSO UNO

Van Der Valk   26 m •  2014

VALENCIA

Van Der Valk   24.95 m •  2017

MR MAVERICK

Van Der Valk   24.95 m •  2015

JOY

Van Der Valk   24.75 m •  2018

LADY TES

Mulder   24.75 m •  2003

LAS NINAS

Mulder   24.08 m •  2007