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Ken Freivokh

Working from his studio based on the River Hamble on the south coast of the UK, superyacht designer Ken Freivokh actually started life as an architect. Raised in Los Angeles, he studied engineering and architecture in Peru before moving to the UK to study at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1972 with a Masters in Design. It was while working as an architect that Freivokh first encountered yacht design, and as an experienced sailor it was when buying his own yacht – and asking for some changes to be made – that he started to make the transition.

Since then, Freivokh and his team have created several stunning yacht exteriors and interiors, and the studio has become well known for its cutting edge and often futuristic concept designs.

Notable yachts

Perhaps most famously, Ken Freivokh design the exterior and interior of US venture capitalist Tom Perkins’ superyacht Maltese Falcon, at 88 metres notable for its innovative Dynarig and still one of the largest private sailing yachts in the world. That is set to change with the Freivokh-designed superyacht Dream Symphony, a striking 141 metre contemporary wooden schooner that is currently under construction at the Dream Ship Victory yard in Turkey.

Specialisations

Aside from superyacht interiors and exteriors, Freivokh has also collaborated with production yacht builders such as Sunseeker and Discovery Yachts to develop interior design styles and has also developed tender designs with Pasoe. The studio has also done residential interior design projects, including the apartment of Tom Perkins. The studio has also collected several awards, most notably for Maltese Falcon.

YACHTS BY Ken Freivokh

LOYALIST

W.A. Souter & Son   26 m  1984

DOUBLE EAGLE 202

Sunseeker   26.55 m  1999

SOJANA

Fast Cruising   34.96 m  2003

SPADA

Hakvoort   33.68 m  1998

AGLAIA

Hamble Yacht Services   23.41 m  2002

SMOOTH OPERATOR

Sunseeker   32 m  2003

MYAKKA

Sunseeker   24.84 m  1999

DAISY D

Sunseeker   24.84 m  1999

LADY ESTHER

Sunseeker   26.55 m  1999

KEFI

Sunseeker   32 m  2004

OMG

Sunseeker   32 m  2001

PEARL OF LONDON

Sunseeker   28.13 m  2005

PURE ENERGY

Sunseeker   24.96 m  2004

ALANI

Sunseeker   25.15 m  2002

XIE XIE

Sunseeker   24.84 m  1997

SOJANA

Fast Cruising   €6,750,000   35 m  2003

AGLAIA

Hamble Yacht Services   €1,200,000   23.3 m  2002

EUPHORIA

Mayra Yachts   €24,000,000   50 m  2017

SONO

Sunseeker   €1,150,000   28.65 m  2003

MARLIN DEL REY V

Lurssen   €3,148,000   40.46 m  1993

FAR TOO SEXY

Sunseeker   £795,950   25.15 m  2005

NADAN

Burger Boat   $28,200,000   46.1 m  2009

SPADA

Hakvoort   €6,450,000   33.68 m  1998

ICEMAN

Sunseeker   €3,750,000   32.9 m  2009

QUITE ESSENTIAL

Heesen Yachts   €26,000,000   55 m  2011

QUITE ESSENTIAL

Heesen Yachts  Price from €265,000 p/w  12 guests

ARION

Couach Yachts  Price from $85,000 p/w  9 guests

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