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.

CMN   49 m •  2001
Hodgdon   47.12 m •  2004
Royal Hakvoort Shipyard   44.7 m •  2002
Cantiere delle Marche   44.33 m •  2025
Burger Boat   43.28 m •  2010
Abeking & Rasmussen   42.82 m •  1993
Royal Huisman   42.37 m •  1990
Royal Huisman   40.68 m •  1997
Abeking & Rasmussen   39.78 m •  2002
Alloy Yachts   39.75 m •  2001
Cammenga   38.01 m •  1972
Kanelos   37.49 m •  1993
CNB   35.65 m •  2005
Holland Jachtbouw   35.45 m •  2003
Pershing   35.37 m •  2007
Trident   34.93 m •  1995
Royal Huisman   34.17 m •  2000
Sensation   33.77 m •  1991
Vitters   33.4 m •  2013
CCYD   32.28 m •  1992
Windship   32 m •  1991
Proteksan   32 m •  1977
Camper & Nicholsons   30.54 m •  1989
Overmarine Group   28.72 m •  2018
Holland Jachtbouw   28 m •  1998
Camper & Nicholsons   27.61 m •  1991
YYachts   27.4 m •  2023
YYachts   27.4 m •  2021
Nautor Swan   27.28 m •  1991
Derecktor   26.82 m •  1998
Nautor Swan   26.12 m •  1990
Nautor Swan   26.12 m •  1989
Nautor Swan   26.12 m •  1988
Kelly Archer   24.2 m •  2000
Maori Yacht   24.2 m •  2021