Tim Heywood


The multi award-winning yacht designer, Tim Heywood,  produced some of the finest and largest superyachts over the last 40 years. 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 realized that he could fuse all of his interests into one career. Heywood began to work for Banneberg for over twenty years before opening his own studio. Heywood works closely with his clients, turning dreams into reality and managing every small detail.

Tim Heywood has over seventy designs sketched by hand, most of which have been built of being buit. Among them, we count the iconic Dilbar (156m) and elegant Pelrous (115m). The designer finds inspiration from all around, whether that being 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 well-known flowing and timeless designs. Heywood cites that creating floating homes is a rewarding investment.

Although he shies away from interior work so that he can flex his superstructure skills, he is clearly a brilliant all-rounder. Imperial and Heywood have a long and successful partnership, delivering some of the most exemplary vessels of the decade. The striking EVENT (60m) as well as the unrivalled ASTRA (55m) are part of the list.

His name cannot be dissociated to EVENT: Imperial was here to build the very first hull of this Amels 199 Limited Edition, delivered in 2013.

Iconic, ASTRA is the ideal super yacht for owners keen to cruise around the world. Another powerful collaboration with Tim Heywood!

Ready to start your dream superyacht project?

Our considerable experience with the main shipyards in Northern Europe and Italy allows you to benefit from our impressive superyacht construction knowledge: whether you are ready to build your ideal vessel, or need advice regarding the right shipyard, the perfect exterior and interior designs that suit your tastes, we would be delighted to accompany you in achieving your dream superyacht.

Your New Construction contact:
Julia Stewart
T +377 97 98 38 80
E j.stewart@imperial-yachts.com

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