When I first created Werner Yacht Design in 1997, I was convinced that yacht designing had to be approached differently from what I had seen around me.
The demands of the interiors seemed to dictate the look of the exteriors. Furthermore, in extreme cases, styling would come last, rather than being the starting point of the design. In my opinion, one has to establish the styling first, and then design the exterior and interior layouts simultaneously - without preference for one or the other. We find a style that suits the client and apply this consistently and in harmony with the design. Meanwhile, we respect the limitations of an optimum lines plan as well as the size of the human body regarding optimum interior dimensions. When it is not possible to fit in all the client’s wishes, we always advise to scale up the overall dimensions of the yacht a little. A few percent extra in length can make just enough difference inside, whilst the good looking hull and superstructure lines remain. And that is what it’s all about after all; the result should always be stunning. The yacht, once launched, shall attract the eye of every passerby.
Theo Werner - director/ designer