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 SYMPHONY

Dream Ship Victory   141 m •  2024

PROJECT X

Golden Yachts   88 m •  2022

MALTESE FALCON

Perini Navi   88 m •  2006

ROE

Turquoise Yachts   73.6 m •  2022

OCEAN 1

Oceandro   60.23 m •  2014

AFTER YOU

Heesen Yachts   55 m •  2011

PRINCESS MARIA

Dream Ship Victory   53.4 m •  2023

EUPHORIA II

Mayra Yachts   50 m •  2016

VEGA

Asi-Verken   46.02 m •  1964

NADAN

Burger Boat   46.02 m •  2009

IMAGINATION

Dream Ship Victory   44 m •  2023

MARLIN DELREY V

Lurssen   40.45 m •  1993

TAYRONA

Sunseeker   40.05 m •  2012

SOCRAT

Timmerman   39.5 m •  2010

NEVER SAY NEVER

Sunseeker   39.12 m •  2011

TIGRA

Mastori   38 m •  2008

ATLANTIDE

Philip   37.28 m •  1930

ARION

Couach Yachts   36.8 m •  2011

METSUYAN IV

CBI-Navi   36.2 m •  2006

ST. EVAL

Scott & Sons   35.02 m •  1930

MY SPIRIT

New Zealand Yachts   35 m •  2005

SOJANA

Fast Cruising   34.96 m •  2003

TERA-BYTE

Sunseeker   34.53 m •  2014

OKSANCHIK

Sunseeker   34.53 m •  2013

DON AMELIA II

Hakvoort   33.68 m •  1998

ADYTUM

Hakvoort   33.68 m •  2002

LEOPARD 3

McConaghy Boats   33 m •  2007

ICEMAN

Sunseeker   32.92 m •  2009

CASINO ROYALE

Sunseeker   32.92 m •  2004

MIMA

Sunseeker   32.92 m •  2005

MI ALMA

Sunseeker   32 m •  2001

SHADOW

Sunseeker   32 m •  2006

SMOOTH OPERATOR

Sunseeker   32 m •  2003

KEFI

Sunseeker   32 m •  2004

OMG

Sunseeker   32 m •  2001

BABY I

Sunseeker   32 m •  2003

RIMA

Sunseeker   32 m •  2005

SHEREEN

Sunseeker   32 m •  2000

SEA RAIDER IV

Sunseeker   32 m •  2002

DELFINO

Sunseeker   32 m •  2006

BEACHSEEKER

Sunseeker   32 m •  2002

EL BOSCO V

Sunseeker   32 m •  2003

MAISENHAUSEN III

Sunseeker   32 m •  2003

ASTRALIUM

Lowland   31.49 m •  1995

MEDUSA G

Azimut   30.48 m •  2002

CARNIVORE

Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2003

M.A.S.

Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2002

HYDROGEN VIKING

Sunseeker   29.9 m •  2003