Terence Disdale

History

Superyacht designer Terence Disdale has been responsible for designing more than 100 yachts in his extraordinary 40-year career, including more than 50 superyachts over 45 metres. Terry Disdale worked as a design assistant to the late, legendary superyacht designer Jon Bannenberg for several years, and left to set up Terence Disdale Design in 1973.

Disdale’s interior design style is wide ranging, and often follows his mantra of ‘beach house not penthouse’. Known for his flamboyant personality and considered by many to be the original ‘rock star’ designer, his passions include fishing and his classic XK120 Jaguar.

Notable yachts

Terry Disdale has had a hand in the design of many of the world’s largest and most famous superyachts, including Roman Abramovich’s 165 metre Eclipse, the interiors of Abramovich’s former 115 metre superyacht Pelorus and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s 92.4 metre Tatoosh, interior design and exterior styling of the 140 metre Al Salamah, the interior design for the 90 metre Ice (ex-Air), and the exterior and interior design of Abramovich’s former 86 metre superyacht Ecstasea.

Specialisations

Terry Disdale has collaborated with a number of designers, and has completed several projects with renowned superyacht designer Tim Heywood. Disdale and his team also design private jets. His numerous awards over the years culminated in receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2014.

Lurssen   160.6 m •  2022
Lurssen   147.25 m •  2012
Lurssen   146.35 m •  2023
Lurssen   139.29 m •  1999
Lurssen   114.5 m •  2003
Lurssen   110 m •  2009
Blohm & Voss   96.75 m •  2008
Nobiskrug   92.42 m •  2000
Lurssen   90.1 m •  2005
Oceanco   90 m •  2019
Feadship   85.95 m •  2004
Oceanco   85.5 m •  2010
Abeking & Rasmussen   82.4 m •  2015
Abeking & Rasmussen   81.8 m •  2014
Amels   78.03 m •  1995
Amels   76.61 m •  1999
Alstom Marine   71.71 m •  2006
CRN   68 m •  1991
Feadship   67.21 m •  1983
Amels   67 m •  2007
Feadship   65.2 m •  2006
CRN   65 m •  1987
Mitsubishi HI   64.62 m •  1981
Elsflether Werft AG   63.8 m •  1986
Feadship   55.99 m •  1984
Feadship   55.5 m •  1986
Amels   55.02 m •  2003
Amels   55 m •  2001
Feadship   55 m •  1997
Feadship   53.5 m •  2009
Amels   52 m •  2004
Amels   52 m •  2004
Amels   52 m •  1999
Amels   52 m •  2003
Benetti   52 m •  1995
Schweers   51.25 m •  1987
Amels   50 m •  2001
Amels   50 m •  1997
Amels   50 m •  1999
Feadship   49.99 m •  2004
CRN   49.96 m •  1997
Benetti   49.95 m •  2002
Benetti   49.95 m •  1998
Feadship   49.5 m •  1998
Amels   49.2 m •  1993
Benetti   48.96 m •  1988
Feadship   46.51 m •  2003
Benetti   46.09 m •  1989
Feadship   46.02 m •  1987