Satellite Yacht Design, founded in 1996 by Kees van de Stadt, is renowned for the high performance sailing yachts. During the foundation, the office is responsible for producing over 150 boats in a range of eight to twenty-five metres that are now sailing on national and international waters.
As an enthusiastic sailor myself, with a background in competitive sailing, I have a strong affinity with my designs. Most of my designs are built in composites and aluminium, but the client always makes the final decision on what is used. Both materials allow for light weight yachts that are also comfortable.
It’s important to have personal contact with each client and for that reason, I made the conscious decision to keep my company small. This way all the detailed requests from clients will be included in the design. In case of bigger projects, I will work together with interior designers and constructors.
I design for private owners and companies in a modern or classical style, but all within the premise of absolute safety, fast speeds and comfort. I design for customers who are sailing around the world and who want a custom-made boat – for example with a retractable keel to get into shallow harbours or sail closer to shore and I design for competitive sailors who want a fast and exciting boat.
All designs are made in the most modern Cad software and I own a paperless office. All the projects worldwide are on the cloud and shared with the clients.