Inside the Studio: Aluminium Artisan Alex Rasmussen Takes us Inside Neal Feay's Santa Barbara Studio

23 July 2020

Whether it’s a statement staircase, like the one on 53m Feadship Broadwater, or a simple, beautiful swimstep that you’re after, there’s only one person to go to in the superyacht industry for some aluminium artisanship:  Alex Rasmussen. From his studio Neal Feay in Santa Barbara, he collaborates with Apple’s Jony Ive and Marc Newson on a regular basis, while his team has also made one-off commissions for everyone from Hermès through to Louis Vuitton. In this exclusive Virtual BOAT Show video, the first of our Inside the Studio series, he gives us a peek inside his fascinating workshop, and explains the making of a piece, from its initial design and concept, through to cutting, anodising and completion.