Guillaume Rolland of Christian Liaigre: Constraints Cause Creativity

Since 2001, Guillaume Rolland has headed the yachting division of the 25-year-old Christian Liaigre design studio. The firm is known for executing contemporary interiors that emphasize artisanal elements and local cultures. Rolland himself has experience in the contemporary arena, too. Prior to joining Christian Liaigre, he worked for Philippe Starck. The megayacht Wedge 2 was Continue reading


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Megayacht News Leadership Series: Bill Tripp, Tripp Design

Bill Tripp’s career as a yacht designer started in the offices of his father, Bill Tripp, Sr., a respected American naval architect. “I was an office brat,” says Tripp. “But I never felt any pressure to become a designer, just example.” Tripp graduated with a degree in naval architecture from the University of Michigan in Continue reading


Megayacht News Leadership Series: Perry van Oossanen, Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Peter (Piet in Dutch) van Oossanen founded Van Oossanen & Associates in 1992. In 2011 the company was renamed Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and in January 2012 his son Perry van Oossanen, together with Niels Moerke, were appointed directors in charge of the daily running of the company. Perry is responsible for the naval architecture Continue reading