RWD

History

Over the past three decades, this leading design studio has built a reputation for highly  refined, understated elegance. Making the creative process an enjoyable collaborative  journey, RWD takes time to get to know each client’s personality and brief before  imaginatively exploring how to realise their vision.

Purity of line and beauty of form epitomise RWD’s ethos, and the studio takes an artistic,  drawing-led approach to evoke character and emotion. Practicalities remain paramount,  with all features given the utmost consideration and attention to detail, while years of  knowledge and experience enable the studio to work alongside shipyards to drive  innovation and achieve the highest standards.  

Based on the banks of the picturesque Beaulieu River, on the South Coast of England,  RWD’s 60-strong team comprises a diverse array of creative talents with a mix of  architects, industrial designers, car designers, interior architects and yacht designers.

Notable yachts

Among RWD’s recent completions are the motor yachts Juice, Sherpa and Podium and  the acclaimed conversion of Ragnar. Other notable custom yachts include Faith, Hasna,  VAVA, Twizzle, Baton Rouge, Elfje, Ilona and Hampshire as well as the 155m Lürssenbuilt Al Said, the studio’s largest yacht to date.  

In conjunction with Benetti, RWD has designed the highly successful B.Now and Oasis  series. The B.Now range includes 50, 60, 67 and 72m models, while the Oasis is available  in 34 or 40m models

Specialisations

As a full-service studio, offering both exterior and interior design, RWD is able to  oversee all aspects of the creative and build process. It has an excellent long-term  working relationship with many of the world’s finest shipyards and is also experienced  at refit and conversion projects to transform and breathe new life into existing vessels.

Lurssen   155 m •  2008
Kleven   116.15 m •  2018
Benetti   108 m •  2019
Lurssen   103 m •  2025
Feadship   96.55 m •  2017
Devonport   96 m •  2012
Feadship   84.2 m •  2023
Amels   82 m •  2003
Lurssen   82 m •  2024
Feadship   78.5 m •  2012
Feadship   75.7 m •  2024
Feadship   73.6 m •  2018
Feadship   73 m •  2017
Feadship   72.85 m •  2020
Feadship   71.6 m •  2004
Feadship   71.1 m •  2022
Feadship   69 m •  2017
OY Laivateollisuus   68.86 m •  1972
Feadship   68.77 m •  2012
Royal Niestern Sander   68.2 m •  2012
Icon Yachts   67.5 m •  2010
Vitters   66 m •  2011
Benetti   65 m •  2011
Custom   63.1 m •  2019
Feadship   63 m •  2011
Icon Yachts   62.5 m •  2010
Icon Yachts   62.5 m •  2013
Alia Yachts   60.2 m •  2016
Benetti   60 m •  2008
Alloy Yachts   58.4 m •  2010
Royal Huisman   57.49 m •  2010
Feadship   56.5 m •  2001
Feadship   55.5 m •  2005
Vitters   52.52 m •  2009
Royal Huisman   52.36 m •  2014
RMK Marine   52 m •  2009
Alloy Yachts   51.7 m •  2006
Benetti   49.9 m •  2024
Benetti   49.9 m •  2022
Benetti   49.9 m •  2021
Benetti   49.9 m •  2024
Benetti   49.9 m •  2022
Benetti   49.9 m •  2024
Benetti   49.9 m •  2025
Benetti   49.9 m •  2025
Benetti   49.9 m •  2024
Benetti   49.9 m •  2023
Benetti   49.9 m •  2023
Benetti   49.9 m •  2024
Benetti   49.9 m •  2023