Designer description Langan Design
Langan Design was founded by Bill Langan in 1997. Before that he worked for a long time at Sparkman & Stephens, where at the age of 25 he became chief designer. Together with Olin Stephens, Langan designed one of America's Cup cult projects, Freedom (12m class), which won the America's Cup in 1980 «under» Dennis Conner.
After working for Sparkman & Stephens for about 25 years, Langan started his own firm and just weeks later was working on his first order, a 130 foot Victoria of Strathearn cache, which he won the International Super Yacht Design Award in 2001. IMS Maxi Sagamore, who won the 2000 Newport Bermuda race and the Antigua Race Week, has cemented her success.
As Langan Design says, «our mission is to invent, design and deliver timeless yacht projects for the 21st century.
The company offers clients the design of custom-built sailing and motor yachts, exterior and interior design as well as engineering and design consultancy for yacht construction and refit.
Cooperation with shipyards
The company has worked at various times with the shipyards Alloy Yachts, Delta Marine, Abeking & Rasmussen, Holland Jachtbouw, Marsun.
Among Langan's famous projects is the EOS 100m three-masted schooner, built in 2006, which was then the largest private sailing yacht in the world. The three-deck 145-foot motor yacht Calliope won the World Super Yacht Award 2011. Other well-known projects of the company are Adjutor, Argo, Vela, Silver Shalis.
Bill Langan died in 2010 and three of his former employees, Antony Ferrer, Sam Howell and Tom Degrémont, took over the management of the company. The company became known as Langan Design Partners.
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