Over the past three decades, this leading design studio has built a reputation for highly refined, understated elegance. Making the creative process an enjoyable collaborative journey, RWD takes time to get to know each client’s personality and brief before imaginatively exploring how to realise their vision.
Based on the banks of the picturesque Beaulieu River, on the South Coast of England, RWD’s 60-strong team comprises a diverse array of creative talents with a mix of architects, industrial designers, car designers, interior architects and yacht designers. Around a third of the studio’s work comes from loyal repeat clients.
As a full-service studio, offering both exterior and interior design, RWD is able to oversee all aspects of the creative and build process. It has an excellent long-term working relationship with many of the world’s finest shipyards and is also experienced at refit and conversion projects to transform and breathe new life into existing vessels.
Among RWD’s recent completions are the Feadship-built Juice, Sherpa and Podium and the acclaimed conversion of Ragnar, carried out by Icon Yachts. Other notable custom yachts include Faith, Hasna, VAVA II, Twizzle, Baton Rouge, Elfje, Ilona and Hampshire as well as the 155m Lürssen-built Al Said, the studio’s largest yacht to date.
In conjunction with Benetti, RWD has designed the highly successful B.Now and Oasis series. The B.Now range includes 50, 60, 67 and 72m models, while the Oasis is available in 34 or 40m models.