Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture

Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture is a respected Dutch studio offering an extensive range of services to clients interested in purchasing and building superyachts for private use or luxury yacht charter. Azure's vast experience includes: luxury superyacht design, engineering & naval architecture, construction supervision, yacht management and support of new build yachts as well as yachts undergoing a refit. Thanks to its philosophy of working in small, dedicated teams and the fact that all specialists are in-house, Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture handles its projects in an exceptionally efficient way.For more information and a possibility to charter a yacht designed by Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture, please contact us here.

The Team

A team of twenty-three skilful yacht designers, naval architects and engineers, many of whom obtained valuable professional experience working for companies across the world, offer innovative solutions, while keeping a close eye on reliability and the quality that Azure is globally renowned for. In addition to the expertise of its personnel, clients will also benefit from their contagious enthusiasm. The company  is owned and run by Hugo van Wieringen, Erik Spek and Onne Logger, who have comprehensive experience in yacht building.


In order to provide the best solutions and services, Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture continuously monitors its client's requirements combined with understanding of the yacht market. Due to the fact that the Owners and guests prefer luxury yachts that allow them to have a close contact with the surrounding environment, Azure has come up with a solution that offers its clients superyachts with more open space, more outdoor areas and a greater use of glass to ensure more light and better views.

Thanks to a year-long research program, which involved testing prototypes, Azure Naval Architecture and Yacht Design's engineering knowledge has increased and became more refined, providing the yacht design studio with additional confidence and tools to design very large windows and even glass bulwarks. This process has been conducted by working closely with Lloyd's Register and having their approval on these applications. Clients continue to express a lot of interest in the new options that were opened up to them.

As new rules are being developed by Flag States as well as the Classification Societies, mega yacht design studio Azure continues to participate in review committees and actively designs yachts to the latest rules. It has applied the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) to a number of its designs and the company is constantly at the forefront of these new rules by keeping in close contact with the relevant bodies and surveyors. The numerous contacts and relationships that Azure has developed and continues developing allows it to steadily grow as a successful luxury superyacht design and naval architecture office. Azure's portfolio of clients from around the world makes it a company with a truly global outlook and reach.

Luxury superyachts

Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture was responsible for the naval architecture of such important luxury mega yachts as the 88,5m Oceanco NIRVANA superyacht (Project Y707), the 85m mega yacht St Princess Olga (Project Y708) and created naval architecture for 91m Project Y709 and the Project Y710 yacht of 88,5 metres. Another important vessel delivered by the company is the SEVEN SEAS yacht, also constructed by the prestigious Oceanco shipyard.


Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture News

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The Largest Superyacht in the Netherlands 110m Jubilee Launched by Oceanco
Superyacht Jubilee. Photo credit Francisco Martinez Photography
Bespoke shipbuilder Oceanco launched the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands. This was one of the most expected projects of 2017. The shipbuilder has unveiled more details on the superyacht.
The Greatest Superyachts to be Completed and Delivered in 2017
Superyacht Solar
The new 2017 year is promised to be exciting for the global marine industry. A number of important announcement throughout 2016 created a buzz on some of the most expected superyacht projects. The largest and the most famous shipbuilders work hard to be able to deliver the best superyachts in a timely manner. Here a compilation...
Photos: 88.5M OCEANCO Mega Yacht INFINITY
INFINITY - Photo by Kees Torn
Luxury mega yacht INFINITY has been photographed at the Oceanco shipyard a few days ago.
Impressive 91M Oceanco Mega Yacht INFINITY underway in Fort Lauderdale
Measuring amazing 91,50m in LOA, the 2014-launched superyacht INFINITY (Y710) was spotted in Fort Laurdedale, a lovely Florida yacht vacation destination. This beautiful vessel was built by Oceanco to a design by Espen Oeino.