We have put together this website for those who may be
curious about the workings of our highly active yacht design studio - one of
the largest and most prestigious
in the world. It illustrates some of our more recent work, including yachts
recently launched and designs in progress for launching in the near future,
as well as some notable milestones from the past. Our office is pleased to
offer a wide variety of naval architectural work, from custom design of long
range motoryachts, conventional and jet powered planing craft, and sailing
yachts. We also are happy to undertake repowering, keel and rig redesign,
refit management and contract drafting. Our present workload consists primarily
of stylish POWERBOATS, while we continue to design
lovely moderate displacement voyagers of CLASSIC DESIGN,
and our BERMUDA SERIES of high speed offshore
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Chuck's Philosophy on Yacht Ownership
are many reasons to own a yacht, and you would not be reading this website
unless you aspired, soon or someday, to own a brand new, high performance
floating home which is capable of taking you anywhere your heart may lead
you in safety, style and just a bit of luxury. With waterfront homes now
costing in the multis of millions, you recognize the wisdom of owning a home
which embodies your whole lifetime's accumulation of ideas and wishes, with
the added advantage that when you tire of the neighbors, you can simply up
anchor and move on. Many of our clients are accomplished amateur yacht designers
themselves, lacking only the necessary time to put it all down on paper.
Others know of our reputation and put their trust in us to devise a yacht
that they will cherish as a beloved family member until the end of their
days. In either case an exciting new yacht is a fitting reward for the efforts
of a highly successful career and it is our appointed mission, as yacht architects,
to make sure that we elicit, refine and accurately engineer YOUR ideas and
present to you upon its launch a yacht that is uniquely yours.
Yachts that evolve from my studio are individually crafted and aesthetically
superior objects which integrate themselves for a far greater duration into
the lives of their owners than the standard boat-show offerings. The custom
designed yacht is valuable above all as an embodiment of what is called ART.
Like a fine painting or sculpture it cannot be mass produced, and its value
is not defined in units of currency but in the priceless rarity of any object
which can be created but once by skilled human beings through the collaboration
of the designer with a caring and tasteful patron.
What a yacht is about - especially a brand new one - is the pursuit of quality
time on the highest plane. It enables - perhaps owing to its not inconsiderable
cost forces, its owner to cut the lines that bind the conventional life. He
leaves in his wake the cares of career, geopolitical unrest, schedule, family,
and financial gain. He enters a world where the clouds are still white, where
money is valueless as there is nowhere to spend it, where gunpowder has yet
to be invented, where terrorism is unheard of. He is reliant upon only himself
and the soundness of his ship for survival. Every breath is sweet and clean.
He is alive!
To those who value the freedom of life at sea as the most generous of God's
many gifts, we enthusiastically solicit your patronage.
Chuck Paine Motoryachts are among the most aesthetically
pleasing of this increasingly popular breed.
The lovely double ended sloop FRANCES, Chuck Paine's first design. Over 100
of these seaworthy pocket cruisers have been built.