I just had to put this together for all of you who are interested in leading yacht designs and appreciate yacht designer Ken Freivokh:
‘From a teaspoon to a skyscraper, basic design principles are always the same,’ – Yacht designer Ken Freivokh.
‘It’s about analysing the requirements of something and then processing the component parts and their relationship to other parts.’
Ken Freivokh’s design portfolio includes production yachts for British yacht manufacturer Sunseeker – a company flourishing in the economic draught – as well as award wining high specification custom luxury yachts – like the famous Maltese Falcon 88 meter sailing yacht.
Freivokh who is an experienced sailor became a yacht designer after a chance encounter and eventually setup his yacht design practice in Hampshire, England.
He was actually was raised in Los Angeles and studied engineering and architecture in Peru,. He then won a Duke of Edinburgh scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art’s school of engineering in the UK. After graduating there in 1972, and pursuing a career in architecture, he switched to pure design after discovering that architecture shrouded in red tape.
Ken Freivokh came to design his first yacht when working on a project to extend the British Museum. Then when ordering a sailing yacht for himself he asked the manufacturer to make several alterations in the yacht’s design: ‘I insisted on changing a number of items and found that all the following customers decided to order the boat with my modifications,’ Ken says.
Ken and his team have won numerous design awards – too many to mention here!
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Ken’s official website: http://www.freivokh.com/