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.

Palmer Johnson   45.51 m •  1994
Benetti   44.99 m •  1991
Heesen Yachts   44.4 m •  2003
Palmer Johnson   43.28 m •  1997
Brooke Marine   43.01 m •  1992
Feadship   43 m •  1993
Feadship   41.76 m •  1989
Brooke Marine   39.6 m •  1993
Benetti   39 m •  1994
Feadship   39 m •  2008
Feadship   37.95 m •  1981
Pendennis   37.92 m •  1991
Azimut   37.8 m •  1983
Nicolini   37.09 m •  1983
Azimut   36.67 m •  1994
Camper & Nicholsons   35.9 m •  1995
Azimut   35.05 m •  1988
Azimut   32.92 m •  1986
Herreshoff   32.31 m •  1910
Azimut   32 m •  1985
Azimut   32 m •  1983
Denison   31.39 m •  1987
Azimut   30.02 m •  1994
Azimut   30.02 m •  1993
Feadship   30 m •  1997
Azimut   29.87 m •  1992
Jongert   29.72 m •  1993
Azimut   29.57 m •  1994
Azimut   29.57 m •  1992
Azimut   29.57 m •  1992
Bay Class   29 m •  1993
Jongert   28.47 m •  1989
Azimut   26.37 m •  1986
Azimut   25.3 m •  1987