The Designer Series Mission is to create a global collaboration to honor the vision, brilliance, and legacy of iconic yacht designers by hosting a series of events spanning two years.

During the first year we facilitate round table discussions to exchange ideas and create dialogue between marine industry professionals, design schools, yacht owners, and members of the community who aspire to recognize the importance of a selected designer while also spotlighting the future of yacht design. Social activities celebrating the honoree accompany these forums and our presence at yachting regattas throughout the first year increases our brand exposure and builds excitement for future events.

The Designer Series signature event is a 4-day rendezvous which attracts a broad spectrum of vessels… old/ new, big / small, classic/ modern, power/sail. Together we connect all who share in the love of yachting: a diverse group of boat owners, the marine industry and the public to celebrate the designers’ contributions to the yachting world, while enjoying spirited on-the-water and land-based festivities.

An integral part of our mission is to support the designers of tomorrow through the Designer Series Scholarship & Mentoring Program and ignite a spark within those who have the innovative mind, entrepreneurial spirit and creative passion to become the next contributor to the yacht design world. Our hope is that one day their designs will be as celebrated as those we honor through our series.

Following the success of the inaugural 2017 event which honored Ted Hood, we are focusing our attention on developing long term partnerships with individuals, organizations, design programs and marine industry schools that see the value in this concept and are eager to join us as we expand and perpetuate this unique event.

For more information on customized sponsorships, please contact:
Carol Beecher
e: ds@designerseries.org
t: 401.236.1866

All S & S Designed Boats are Invited to
Participate in the Rendezvous & Sailing Events.