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Boomer II on the hunt
Welcome!  Dickes Yacht Design is a small design studio dedicated to the creation of standard setting motor yachts and power boats. Founded in 1992, we pride ourselves on our ability to consistently produce innovative designs that not only deliver class leading performance and efficiency, but will be as strikingly beautiful in 20 years as they are on launch day. If you want speed and beauty, you're in the right place.

We've designed boats and yachts for construction in molded composites, wood/epoxy, and welded aluminum.  While the majority of our work has been the design of custom built yachts for recreational use, we also produce designs for serial production and for commercial and government service.  Over the years, we've carved out a niche in high speed planing hulls between 30 and 70 feet, but we love every boat with a motor and speed is relative.  We're comfortable with the design of any vessel from a novel new dinghy to a 200 ton expedition motor yacht.  

We've produced plans and specifications for both yacht owners as well as for shipyards and boat builders.  Whether you're an owner looking for your first (or next) custom yacht, a production builder developing a new model, or a shipyard seeking help with a refit or a one-off build, talk to us about the design.  We're team players and strive to provide the highest quality service and client satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your goals and expectations. Together, we can create something remarkable, something enduring, and something in which we can all take great pride.

Have a look around our website.  Examples of built work are on display on the In the Water pages and the In Development pages cover projects that are in design now.   At any given time, several of our designs are usually under construction somewhere.  We try to include those on the In Build page.  We think of ourselves more as designers than bloggers, so only time will tell whether the News + Blog page will see much use, but if we have something important to announce or to say, we'll try to put it up there.  Finally, please see the Services page for additional details about the range of services we offer.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please visit often.  If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact us.  We hope to hear from you soon.

Fair winds and following seas,

Geoff Dickes


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain

Acadia 46 Express HT in Flag Blue Awlgrip