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Meet the Design Team

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Robert McFarlane

Director & Naval Architect

Since 1986, Robert's name has been behind some of the industry's tallest and most daredevil builds.

He prides himself on engineering efficiency and consistent delivery.

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Anthony Chappaz

Interior Naval Designer

Anthony uses his passion for utilitarian feng Shui to handle our award winning interior refits.

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Raymond Fagerli

Naval Architect & Hydrodynamicist

Hailing from Norway with degrees from Australia and the UK, Raymond brings excellancy in structural design, problem solving and engineering.


Estelle Derville

Naval Architect

Most commonly seen using her qualifications in yacht and power craft design, Estelle delivers exceptional engineering and design.

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Terry Allen

Technical Director & Project Manager

A veteran engineer, Terry brings decades of experience in overseeing large cruise builds and super yacht refits and new builds to our projects around the world.


Alexandre Fortabat

Naval Architect

Alex supports our firm with general concepts, hull & appendage design, as well as stability testing and shipyard inspection.

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Catherine Pratchett

Yacht Designer

Our newest team member, after finishing her yacht design masters in Milan, Catherine is making sure our designs never fall out of style.


Far from being a closed circuit, McFarlane ShipDesign often brings its expertise to external projects originating from shipyards, ship builders, private owners, cruise companies and other architecture firms.

We also work closely with industry-famed designers and stylists such as Sterling/Scott, Andrew Winch Designs, Vitruvius Yachts, Polar Konsul, Studio Pastrovich, Bannenberg & Rowell, and many more.


Get in touch with us


Villa Juliette, 2 Rue Princesse Florestine, Monaco 98000

Tel: +377.

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