Winch Design

History

Superyacht designer Andrew Winch started in Jon Banneberg’s pioneering yacht design studio in 1980 having been mentored by the legendary designer as a student. After six years, Winch set out on his own, forming Andrew Winch Designs in 1986 with his wife, Jane. In 2015 the firm was re-branded as Winch Design.

Specialising in the interior and exterior design of both sailing and motor custom superyachts, the Winch Design studio in London now employs more than 50 people covering not only interior design and superyacht exterior styling but also private jets and land-based architecture. With projects ranging from small sailboats to 100 metre-plus superyachts, Andrew Winch remains one of the world’s foremost custom yacht designers.

Notable yachts

Among many significant custom yacht projects are 133 metre Al Mirqab, the Lurssens Phoenix 2 and Ace, the Feadships Madame Gu and Sea Owl, CMN-built Slipstream and Cloud 9, and the sailing superyachts Inoui, Hamilton II, Unfurled and Cyclos III. Winch Design also works with several superyacht yards to create new concepts, most recently Royal Huisman to create the Dart concept.

Specialisations

Alongside interior design and exterior styling for luxury yachts and yacht refits, the Winch Design team also designs superyacht tenders and other elements. Winch has collaborated with several other famous designers including Tim Heywood, Philippe Briand and De Voogt Naval Architects and the studio has won a large number of awards, including World Superyacht Awards for Al MirqabMadame Gu, Sea Owl (including separate awards for the yacht’s tenders), and ShowBoats awards for White Rabbit, Solemates, Cloud 9, Victoria of Strathearn and Whisper among many others.

Platinum   162 m •  2006
Lurssen   156 m •  2016
Peterswerft - Kusch   133 m •  2008
Stocznia Gdynia   120 m •  1990
Lurssen   111 m •  2019
Feadship   99 m •  2013
Oceanco   91.5 m •  2014
Lurssen   90.01 m •  2010
Amels   89 m •  2016
Lurssen   85 m •  2017
Lurssen   85 m •  2012
Devonport   82 m •  2008
Heesen Yachts   80.07 m •  2023
Abeking & Rasmussen   79.95 m •  2019
Nobiskrug   77.1 m •  2025
Amels   74 m •  2024
Amels   74 m •  2022
Amels   74 m •  2019
CRN   74 m •  2017
Amels   74 m •  2018
Amels   74 m •  2016
Amels   74 m •  2017
Amels   74 m •  2022
Amels   74 m •  2021
Lurssen   74 m •  2017
Nobiskrug   70 m •  2023
Feadship   68.58 m •  1998
Lurssen   68.15 m •  2011
Amels   67.6 m •  2019
Heesen Yachts   67 m •  2024
Amels   65.7 m •  2012
Amels   65.7 m •  2011
Amels   65.7 m •  2014
Amels   62.4 m •  2018
Feadship   62.33 m •  2000
Feadship   62 m •  2013
Lurssen   60.97 m •  2004
Amels   60 m •  2024
Benetti   60 m •  2008
CMN   60 m •  2009
CMN   60 m •  2009
Amels   60 m •  2024
Amels   60 m •  2022
Amels   58 m •  2006
CMN   57.7 m •  2007
Feadship   55.02 m •  1996
Amels   54.5 m •  1998
Dunya Yachts   54.08 m •  2025
Feadship   52 m •  1999