Product design in one form or another has been my life’s focus since I can remember. I was constantly creating things and drawing up one idea after another as a kid and I enjoy doing it today as well. Throughout my school and college years and career I’ve stayed with design, working my way through architecture, mechanical design and product development, production engineering and ultimately pleasurecraft design. It’s been a challenging and formative forty year professional journey. Growing up on the water, boating has always been a passion for me and marine design provides a creative outlet and challenge as it encompasses nearly every discipline within the art and engineering spectrums. Everything I’ve learned along the way in other disciplines is relevant to marine design. Drawing from this experience I work with clients, listen to their thoughts and wishes and help them evolve their vision into a beautiful and tangible new creation. The people, the design process and being a part of a client’s aspiration is what makes this business so much fun.
Ken is a very rare combination of accomplished artist, craftsman, world-class boatbuilder and designer. To see his work in person is awe-inspiring. We share a common interest in design, engines, boats and custom cars and collaborate on a myriad of projects, both automotive and marine. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Ken’s boat building and fabrication career spans more than 38 years and encompasses all form of high-end composite and wood construction, pattern making & casting, metal fabrication, machining and even wood and composite bicycle building. Ken’s built and restored many boats and has won U.S. national awards including: Best In Class at Lake Tahoe, CA 2016, Bay Harbor, MI 2016 & 2017 and Hessel, MI 2016. He’ll get calls from clients the world-over to pack his tools and fly to remote locations to oversee upgrades or structural repairs to their yachts. His well-rounded professional experience is a tremendous asset to both clients and industry professionals alike and, with the power of the internet, we continue to collaborate on design projects.