Tim Heywood


Multi award-winning yacht designer Tim Heywood has produced some of the finest and largest superyachts over the last 40 years of his career. Starting with an interest in industrial design, Heywood graduated from the Central School of Art and Design. When introduced to distinguished yacht designer Jon Bannenberg, he realised that he could fuse all of his interests into one career. Tim worked for Bannenberg for over twenty years before opening his own studio. The designer works closely with his clients, transforming dreams into reality and managing every small detail.

With over seventy designs sketched by hand, most of which have been built or are in the process of being built, including the iconic Dilbar (156m) and elegant Pelrous (115m), Tim finds inspiration from all around, whether that be nature, engineering or transportation, as well as different architectural era’s, such as art deco, mid-century modern, or from ancient Egypt. This has influenced his famous flowing and timeless designs. Tim says that creating floating homes is a rewarding investment.

Although he shies away from interior work in order to flex his superstructure skills, he is clearly a brilliant all-rounder. Imperial and Tim Heywood have enjoyed a long and successful partnership, delivering some of the most exemplary vessels of the decade, including the striking EVENT (60m) as well as the unrivalled ASTRA (55m).

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