Our Yacht Design experience and heritage

Tony Castro
Tony Castro
Tony Castro Sailing Yacht
1981 JUSTINE III sailing yacht
One Ton Cup
Neptune Sailing Yacht

To really understand Yacht design a passion for the sea and proven track record of success on the water is a surely a pre-requisite for a yacht designer?!

Tony started racing boats as a young boy and by his teens had won numerous championships in approximately 10 different classes of boat. This expertise proved to be the bedrock of his understanding of boat dynamics which proved invaluable when he started he formally set up his studio in 1981. In those days you were judged on the competiveness of the yachts you designed and the only way to secure further commissions was to win on the water...

Thankfully, the first Tony Castro designed yacht broke records - and in 1981 JUSTINE III won the One Ton World Cup - becoming the first yacht to win all 5 races in the world championship - which was the most prestigious and challenging yachting championship of it's time...

From this illustrious start, the studio won commissions from numerous manufacturers and individuals wanting the Tony Castro Design stamp which over the next 38 years has led to a yacht design business with numerous awards for custom yachts for both power and sail, for both manufacturers and individuals, ranging in size from small racing sailboats to Superyachts.

10,000 boats on the water and 500 completed designs bear testament to the achievements of Tony Castro Design and we look forward to adding to the studio's roll of honour with our future designs.

Tony Castro