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Our Mission

We are a Newport-based yacht design firm that designs internationally renowned custom and production yachts.

Langan Design was founded in 1997 on the philosophy that success stems from collaboration. We aim to work with our clients to create design solutions that meet all their requirements and exceed their expectations. A broad mixture of projects has given us ample experience in dealing with various and complex designs. From large sailing yachts to small tenders, from wood construction to steel hulls, from high performance to interior design – our firm has a reputation for bringing timeless yachts of all types to fruition.

For over twenty-five years, we have developed personal relationships with our clients to ensure that every yacht we create lives up to their unique idea of integrity, elegance, and performance.

Our mission is to define, design, and engineer timeless yachts for the 21st century.

Our Services

Yacht Design: concept development for both new builds and refits, exterior styling, specification development, bid package preparation, detailed construction drawings, 2D and 3D visualizations, marketing material, material specification, equipment and hardware specification, coordination with project managers and interior designers, shipyards and suppliers.

Naval Architecture: hull shape development and lines plan, stability assessments, stability information booklets, detailed weight analysis, powering and range calculations, sail plans, rating rule optimization, regulatory compliance, interface with classification societies.

Interior Design: space planning, concept renderings, detailed layout, joiner style development, lighting design, material and hardware selection, custom hardware design, custom furniture design

Engineering: new build and refit structure development, scantlings calculations, detailed and structural design, custom hardware engineering, regulatory submittals and compliance, production assistance

Consulting: owner representation, expert witness, advisory role for non-profits and educational organizations