Vickers Studio

Established in 2015 Vickers Studio is a talented, award-winning, interior design and exterior styling team led by John Vickers based on the south coast of England.


Vickers Studio is led by husband and wife team John and Gemma Vickers. John started his career as one of the inaugural designers at Redman Whiteley Dixon (now RWD). During his seven years at RWD he contributed to the acclaimed 55.5m Feadship Twizzle (now Mary A),the 73m Amels Ilona and the ground breaking 155m Lurssen superyacht Al Said, which held the record as the world’s largest volume yacht at that time.

John then joined the London-based architecture firm Candy & Candy where he established the yachting division. His notable project at Candy & Candy was the design of the 62mCandyscape II, now Sealion, where he successfully completed the design within a remarkable four month timeframe, earning the accolade of a Best Superyacht award. In 2007, John left Candy & Candy and joined the studio of Terence Disdale, specializing in the design of general arrangements, exterior, and interior configurations. Notable projects during this period included the 162.2m Eclipse, 147.25m Topaz, and the Abeking & Rasmussen sisterships: the 81-metre Kibo (now Grace) and the 81.8-metre RoMEA.

In 2015, John founded Vickers Studio with the aim of providing a comprehensive and deeply personalized approach to crafting clients' dream yachts. With a current staff of 8, Vickers Studio prides itself on a highly detailed approach that begins with attentive listening, followed by sketching, CAD, 3D visuals and culminating in the yachts delivery. The studio excels in creating tasteful interiors and exteriors that seamlessly incorporate clients' passions into the very fabric of the design. They run various projects simultaneously and are currently working on a very large prestigious refit alongside the new-build work.

36m Delta One – World Superyacht Award winner

36m Calypso – World Superyacht Award winner

56m Blue II – World Superyacht Award winner

The full interior refit for 75m Leander (now Meserret III). First built for a British-based client in the early 90s, then owned for many years by a very respected English owner she was a holiday retreat for the British Royal family after Britannia was decommissioned.


One of the studio's strengths lies in its ability to rapidly turn around major design projects, assembling teams and implementing systems in the earliest stages. In 2022 alone, John's team successfully completed the refit of the 75m Leander, 88.5m Cloud 9, and 52m Oceanbird. Additionally, they undertook the new-build interior design for the Sanlorenzo 56.5m Almaand they are adept at managing a diverse range of complex projects simultaneously.

Vickers Studio uses creative solutions and tailors the design process to each project, this approach ensures their clients are inspired and thrilled with the results.

Peene-Werft   74.98 m •  1992
Sanlorenzo   56.7 m •  2023
Turquoise Yachts   55.99 m •  2020
Mulder Shipyard   36 m •  2024
Mulder Shipyard   36 m •  2023
Mulder Shipyard   36 m •  2021
Mulder Shipyard   36 m •  2019
Mulder Shipyard   36 m •  2017
Mulder Shipyard   36 m •  2022
Mulder Shipyard   30 m •  2014
Mulder Shipyard   28.65 m •  2015
Sanlorenzo   26.82 m •  2019