Shaun has been involved in racing and performance cruising yachts for over 17 years. He graduated in Naval Architecture from Southampton and between 1994 and 2010 at Botin Carkeek developed successful racing and cruising yachts across a variety of rule platforms. IMS, TP 52, Volvo, GP and Grand prix IRC and ORC rules.
In 2010 Shaun decided to expand his design portfolio to the superyacht arena and founded Carkeek Design Partners, a firm dedicated to race and performance cruise yacht design.The team offers a comprehensive range of specialist design and engineering services. The company has enjoyed considerable success launching the worlds first HPR designs and winning major HPR and IRC events amongst those Key West, Miami, Block Island and Newport Bermuda.
Shaun is the lead designer, responsible for overseeing all areas of the design process. He specialises in naval architecture, hull design, aero/hydro rating optimization and develops the exterior/interior design and styling concepts.
He graduated with a BSc in Naval Architecture from Southampton University in 1993.
Chris joined CDP in 2011 and currently heads the design production department. His design responsibilities cover interior/exterior design/styling, engineering, deck/rig layouts, state-of-the-art systems, bespoke design solutions and custom details for production. Chris is also responsible for renders, graphic presentations and illustrations.
He works closely with the client/sailing team, project managers, builders and suppliers to ensure an optimized design and smooth design process.
He graduated with a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sheffield University and went on to get a second masters degree in Naval Architecture form Southampton University.
Adrian has a masters in engineering and naval architecture. His extensive experience in the superyacht industry is invaluable and he’s designed and managed some of the worlds finest superyachts.
Tom de Jonghe
Tom is responsible for 3d interior and exterior rendering d animations using state-of the-art software.
Marko develops high end interior solutions for the cruising and superyachts.
Anton Du Toit
Structural engineer and production designer. Anton has a range of responsibilities from systems, production design solutions, 3d and engineering
Sean deals with production design and engineering and develops systems and 3d solutions.