RMD provides a comprehensive service for exterior yacht design, creating some of the most enduring and timeless superyacht profiles of the modern age.

With a unique and dynamic approach to this discipline, RMD creates superyacht profiles that capture the visions of our clients. We are as comfortable recreating classic lines as designing revolutionary and contemporary profiles.

The key to RMD is that we listen to our clients’ requirements, enabling us to share their vision and helping to making each project unique.

Sketch Development + Exterior Styling

Having established a comprehensive brief from our clients, designing the exterior of the yacht starts with some hand drawn sketch ideas of profile options to establish key dimensions such as length, beam and draft. At this stage we will also be considering the interior layout and technical systems that need to be included, checking we are creating the correct interior volume against our exterior lines.

Space Layout + Circulation Study

It is by including ideas for the interior layout at this early stage that we are able to ensure that both exterior and interior will synchronise. We are happy to work-up our own interior layout for this stage or work with third-party proposals.

Exterior Specification + Details

During this preliminary design stage we will also consider positions for exterior details such as stairs, pasarelles, cranes, tenders and flybridge equipment. We also support our line drawings with 3D sketches that help explain additional details for the glazing, deck surface and superstructure.

Line Plans + 2D CAD package

Following consultation and approval with our client we then progress to a more measured and accurate 2D rendering of the profile in conjunction with a top deck view, aft and bow views and sections. The top deck view will help to indicate the proposed detailing for teak decking, the position of jacuzzis and other ancillary equipment; the sections help to establish floor and head heights. These drawings are created using software packages such as Vector Works, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator that generate a crisp and dimensionally accurate detailed presentation.


Following completion of a 2D colour visual, RMD are well equipped to take the presentation to the next level. We can create high quality 3D Alias visuals as well as computer generated animations to display every angle and nuance of the exterior lines.

We are able to drop in comprehensive detailing and dramatic use of light and colour. Some of our clients have found this an invaluable tool to help fully visualise the exterior.

Yacht designs
Yacht designsYacht designs
Yacht designs