Superyacht designers Redman Whiteley Dixon have been at the forefront of British superyacht design studios since the company was formed in 1993. Partner Justin Redman, who met Mark Whiteley while studying for his degree in Industrial Design at the Central School of Art and Design in London, UK, started as a yacht designer in Australia, and cites seeing the Jon Bannenberg superyacht Opal C as his pivotal moment. He returned to the UK and joined renowned superyacht designer John Munford, before founding RWD with Whiteley.
Naval architect Tony Dixon joined RWD as a partner after also working for John Munford on interior design.
In 2012 Mark Whiteley left RWD, and in 2013 Toby Ecuyer – who had been RWD’s creative director since 2007 – was made a full partner. Ecuyer originally studied architecture and worked for architectural firm EPR and the Modus Group before moving to Dick Young Designs in 2000, his first taste of yacht design. He joined RWD in 2004.
RWD superyachts include the exterior design of Ernesto Bertarelli’s 96 metre Vava II, the interior and exterior design of 78 metre Feadship Hampshire II, the custom interior design of Amels 73 metre superyacht Ilona IV, and the exterior and interior design of Royal Huisman’s 57.5 metre sailing ketch Twizzle.
With a broad range of skills in-house, RWD is able to tackle several aspects of a yacht’s design. The studio is also well known for its annual RWD Auto Tour, a drive-in-company in classic and exotic cars from Beaulieu, UK to Monte Carlo just before the annual Monaco Yacht Show.
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