NEWPORT, RI (Oct. 25, 2022)—Long-time business partners Tom Degremont and Sam Howell are happy to announce that their yacht design firm has grown with the addition of design engineer Alex Donlan. Alex came to Langan Design Partners in late June with a solid background in design and hands-on engineering skills. “Alex was able to hit the road running and has already helped move several of our projects forward. We have a full workload in the months ahead, and having Alex join the team enhances our ability to deliver for our clients”, says Tom Degremont.

After starting his naval architecture degree at Webb Institute, Alex completed the Yacht Design program at the Landing School and a Bachelor of Engineering, with honors, in Yacht and Powercraft Design at Southampton Solent University in 2017. Since then, he has also worked on a wide range of projects, including cold-molded and custom carbon construction yachts.

Alex is excited by the range of designs that Langan Design Partners takes on and is looking forward to working on larger projects that have room for personalization. “These guys have this wonderful mix of everything from classic schooners in steel and wood to FRP designs,” he says. “It speaks volumes to the team here that they have clients who return again and again.”

According to Sam Howell, “Alex is a talented designer and quick study and able to handle challenging projects. Given some of our upcoming projects, we expect to keep him busy!”

Alex lives in Newport with his wife – having tied the knot last week! – and when he’s not engineering boats, he enjoys sailing, fly fishing, and spearfishing.

Langan Design Partners is a Newport-based yacht design firm specializing in designing internationally renowned custom and production yachts. Its mission is to define, design, and engineer timeless yachts for the 21st century.

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