Francesco Guida Design


Designer description Francesco Guida Design

The history of the brand

Francesco Guida Design Studio has long been known in yachting circles. During its rich history the company has participated in more than a dozen projects, which would not have been possible without the founder and one of the leading yacht designers in the world - Francesco Guida. By the way, he combines the management of the company with the position of chief designer and engineer at the yard, famous for its «green» direction - Arcadia Yachts.


In his works Francesco tries to move away from the usual for many designers «automotive» style with its excessively smooth forms and, consequently, reduced internal volumes. The choice in favor of a «full» superstructure with right angles allows to create spacious and bright spaces, for which customers and love the master's boats.


The Francesco Guida Design team offers the most comprehensive range of services in yacht design and naval architecture. The firm is eager to undertake both small series projects and custom motor superyachts.

Cooperation with shipyards

Today the company fulfills a large share of orders for Arcadia Yachts, but the masters are invited to participate in projects for ISA, Cantiere delle Marche, Azimut. For the latter, the team designs production sportsbridge boats.

Landmark projects

Each project of the studio is special, for example, one of the last was Arcadia 105. The model won the World Superyacht Awards 2019 in the category «Best Semi-displacement Boat up to 33 meters long. The jury was impressed by the folding balconies on both sides, the 300 degree view from the salon, the large spaces for relaxation and, of course, the boat's economy and performance.

Team .

Francesco chose Naples for the headquarters of the Studio, where a team of designers, architects and engineers works together.