Patrick Knowles Designs

Patrick Knowles, Chief Designer
Practicality should not be forgotten in design, and the designer's job is to combine functionality with aesthetics. This is particularly true in the limited spaces of superyachts.
Patrick Knowles
Chief Designer

Designer description Patrick Knowles Designs

The history of the brand

Patrick Knowles Designs is one of the most productive design studios in the USA. The company was founded by Patrick Knowles, who began his career in yachting in 1989. In three decades he has developed a rich portfolio and has become famous not only on the American continent, but also beyond.


Patrick's style is multifaceted, he easily switches from American classics with an abundance of wood and vintage furniture to modern and even futuristic designs. The studio believes that details are important, so most of the elements are custom made.

Specialty .

Until recently Patrick Knowles Designs was exclusively involved in exterior and interior design for superyachts. Today the studio's portfolio has also been expanded with projects for private aviation, residential and commercial real estate, although the marine area remains a priority.

Cooperation with shipyards

American shipyards such as Trinity Yachts, Palmer Johnson, Delta Marine and Burger Boat have become the studio's main clients, but European giants Feadship, Ferretti, ISA and Lurssen also trust the designers.

Landmark projects

In 2010, the 63-meter Kolaha built at the Italian ISA shipyard was launched. The team had a difficult task - the client wanted to transfer to his boat the impressions he had when he visited the Four Seasons. For this the designers had to invest all their experience in the interior. The result met the owner's expectations, and the boat was nominated in the category «Design» at World Yachts Trophies.

The team .

The office is located in the heart of the American yachting industry in Fort Lauderdale, where Patrick leads a small like-minded team.