The Studio

From sketches to delivery, we take our client’s inspiration as a start point, and in the spirit of close collaboration we develop the concept and detail needed to complete your dream.

It is the ultimate luxury to build and design a yacht, tailored by us, creating links to your personal story. On a recent launch, classical automotive details were subtly woven into the joinery, allowing the client to connect more deeply with their personalised yacht design.

Using joinery and materials we create feelings of refined comfort which enables you to love your environment rather than just like it. By generating creative solutions and tailoring the design process to each project’s requirements, our studio ensures that clients are inspired and thrilled with the results.


For over 15 years, John Vickers has refined his visual sense of good design, materials, light, careful colour balance and love for detail and proportion. Growing up by the sea on Hayling Island, with a degree in product design and also a qualified Yacht Master, John progressed naturally into yacht design.

At Redman Whitely Dixon John learnt to draft, design and project manage interior and exterior designs for industry classics, 55.5m Feadship M.Y ‘Twizzle’ and 155m Lurssen M.Y. ‘Al Said’. He then moved to set up the luxury yacht department at property designers Candy & Candy, where the 62m Motor Yacht Candyscape II went on to win the coveted world superyacht award for Best Motor Yacht, with special mention for interior design. Following that, 6 years as a senior designer at Terence Disdale, John worked on the world’s most prestigious interior and exterior design projects, as well as completing designs for a private jet and interior architecture.

John returned as a director to his first yacht design firm RWD before setting up Vickers Studio in January 2015.

A selective list of past design experiences:

As designer then director at Redman Whiteley Dixon

155m Motor Yacht ‘Al Said’
World’s second largest private yacht by volume

55.5m Motor Yacht ‘Twizzle’
World Superyacht awards: Best Superyacht

As Candy & Candy Yacht Department Head

62m Motor Yacht ‘Candyscape II’
World Superyacht awards: Best Superyacht

As a senior designer at Terence Disdale Design

Private Jet – Bombardier Global 5000

81m Motor Yacht ‘Kibo’
World Superyacht awards: Best overall design, interior & exterior

81m Motor Yacht ‘Romea’