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.

Dream Ship Victory   141 m •  2025
Perini Navi   88 m •  2006
Golden Yachts   87.6 m •  2022
Turquoise Yachts   73.6 m •  2022
Dream Ship Victory   64.52 m •  2013
Oceandro   60.23 m •  2014
Heesen Yachts   55 m •  2011
Mayra Yachts   50 m •  2016
Asi-Verken   46.02 m •  1964
Burger Boat   46.02 m •  2009
Lurssen   40.45 m •  1993
Sunseeker   40.05 m •  2012
Timmerman   39.5 m •  2010
Sunseeker   39.12 m •  2011
Mastori   38 m •  2008
Philip   37.28 m •  1930
Couach Yachts   36.8 m •  2011
CBI-Navi   36.2 m •  2006
Scott & Sons   35.02 m •  1930
New Zealand Yachts   35 m •  2005
Fast Cruising   34.96 m •  2003
Sunseeker   34.53 m •  2013
Sunseeker   34.53 m •  2014
Royal Hakvoort Shipyard   33.68 m •  2002
McConaghy Boats   33 m •  2007
Custom   32.98 m •  1909
Sunseeker   32.92 m •  2004
Sunseeker   32.92 m •  2009
Sunseeker   32.92 m •  2005
Sunseeker   32 m •  2006
Sunseeker   32 m •  2002
Sunseeker   32 m •  2000
Sunseeker   32 m •  2003
Sunseeker   32 m •  2003
Sunseeker   32 m •  2006
Sunseeker   32 m •  2001
Sunseeker   32 m •  2003
Sunseeker   32 m •  2005
Sunseeker   32 m •  2003
Sunseeker   32 m •  2004
Sunseeker   32 m •  2002
Sunseeker   32 m •  2001
Lowland   31.49 m •  1995
Azimut   30.48 m •  2002
Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2004
Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2004
Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2002
Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2002