Naval Architect | Yacht Designer




Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design is seeking a Naval Architect/Yacht Designer to join its team in Lymington, UK. Malcolm McKeon has been a leading designer in the superyacht industry for over 30 years.  His portfolio includes more than 200 sailing and motor yachts, 50 of them in excess of 30m in length.


Job description


contribute to the exterior and interior design of a new build superyacht focusing on both the aesthetic and technical/naval architecture components of the design

create and adapt designs, drawings and technical calculations and ensure they comply with current regulations and clients’ requirements

work closely with a host of external parties and our internal team


General requirements


  • three+ years relevant work experience, ideally in the design of large yachts
  • past experience in all project phases required—from concept to build process to delivery
  • impeccable attention to detail and strong work ethic
  • good time management skills; delivering work on time and to a high standard
  • excellent visual and verbal communication skills
  • must work well within a varied team
  • fluency in English
  • must have the legal right to work in the UK/sponsorship not available


Technical requirements


  • excellent AutoCAD (or similar) and Rhino modelling skills required
  • good understanding of naval architecture principles and ability to produce design calculations (previous experience with the Maxsurf suite would be ideal)
  • knowledge of the design and engineering of aluminium structures (knowledge of Lloyds SSC would be beneficial)
  • understanding of relevant Flag and Class requirements for large yachts
  • good Adobe CS skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) would be beneficial
  • evidence on CV of technical detailing
  • understanding of boatbuilding methods, materials, and requirements


To apply, please send your CV, portfolio and covering letter to

with ‘yacht designer’ in the subject heading.


Start date: ASAP