Warwick Yacht Design

Warwick Yacht Design Ltd
New Zealand
Alan Warwick, Studio founder
Boats move, live and breathe. They have emotions in them that you just can't find in buildings.
Alan Warwick
Studio founder

Designer description Warwick Yacht Design

Brand history

Allan Warwick received his architectural education in Auckland. In 1962 he built his first Townson boat. In company with Laurie Davidson, he designed the Davidson 31.

Warwick's first major offshore success was his Cardinal line of yachts built in Taiwan, which led him to the founding of Warwick Yacht Design in 1980 and over the years has developed speedboats, commercial boats, yachts and superyachts, many of which have been built in Europe and Turkey.

In total Warwick and his team have built over 500 boats, making him one of the most prolific and successful yacht designers in New Zealand.


As they say in Warwick Yacht Design, this is a business based on trust. When one of the company's clients, suffering from limb paralysis, wanted to build a boat for himself, the designers went to him and outlined the main dimensions right on the floor, so that he would appreciate if he could maneuver on his chair in such a space.


Warwick Yacht Design offers a full range of design services, from initial concept to complete project coordination. The company specializes in creating motor and sailing yachts up to 200 feet in length as well as catamarans, workboats, patrol boats and ferries. The company's portfolio includes many projects ready to be implemented and waiting for their future owners.

Collaboration with shipyards

The company has worked with Pendennis, Alloy Yachts, Yachting Developments, Alia Yachts, Sovereign NZ.

Landmark projects

Over the years the studio has designed many famous yachts, including Two and Quintessential, both of which received the International Superyacht Design Award, as well as Aliyoni, Patea, Aiyana, Zweisamkeit.


Warwick Yacht Design is a team of top designers, architects and engineers, and from 2009-2010 Warwick's son Bruce took over the reins of the company. Alan Warwick left the world in September 2018, but the company he created has not slowed down.