Having worked for prominent megayacht-design offices over the past 20 years, Steve Gresham has established a firm of his own, Gresham Yacht Design.
Based in the UK, Gresham Yacht Design handles exterior styling, engineering, general-arrangement planning, and interior design. It all stems from the years spent working with leaders like Don Shead, Tony Castro, and H2 Yacht Design, on projects as diverse as the classic-looking megayacht Arcadia built at Royal Huisman and a diesel-electric-powered megayacht built in the Middle East.
Overall, Gresham has contributed to the design of yachts from 82 to 394 feet (25 to 120 meters). Furthermore, he says there are an additional 1,640 feet in total (500 meters) of megayachts under construction worldwide which feature his design work. Speaking of which, purists among you will be pleased to learn that Gresham still starts projects the old-fashioned way, with a sketch on paper. Of course, he also works with the latest 3D software and employs it to help clients and their representatives get a better sense of how spaces will be set up and how an overall design will look.
“GYD style is current and innovative,” Gresham says. “We like to push the boundaries and not be too conservative, to develop and explore new original concepts, but always with an eye on the feasibility of these designs.”