Felix Buytendijk Yacht Design

Felix Baitendijk, Studio founder
Unlike many other designers, I haven't had a passion for boats since I was a kid. Even when I opened the studio, I had no idea I would be working with boats.
Felix Baitendijk
Studio founder

Designer description Felix Buytendijk Yacht Design

Brand History

Dutch superyacht designer Felix Buytendijk received his bachelor's degree in interior architecture in 1978. Only two years later he founded Felix Buytendijk Yacht Design Studio in Zulen, where he completed the interior design project for his first boat in 1982. Since then the company has presented many interesting works that have attracted the attention of the yachting community.


When Felix decided to start a company, his former employer increased his chances of success by offering his first order. Such a generous act made him look at the industry from a different perspective.

«Design has to evolve, so at some point you need to make room for new people and ideas»," says the studio founder.


The studio is involved in superyacht repair and refit projects, specializing not only in interior and exterior design, but also provides advice and refinement of technical documentation. In addition to the marine industry, the portfolio also includes residential and commercial properties.

Cooperation with shipyards

Although Felix Buytendijk wasn't originally conceived to work in the marine sector, and Felix himself has never been in search of orders in the industry, the company boasts an impressive track record. The portfolio includes boats from Hakvoort, Lurssen, Nobiskrug, Abeking & Rasmussen, Damen.

Landmark projects

In 1995 the studio received the ShowBoats Award for the «most innovative yacht» for its work on the Norship Lady Tiffany. The company also took part in the 100-meter project Attessa IV.

The team is .

The team of the studio rarely exceeds two or three people. Felix has never had a large staff, he is personally involved in all projects.