Elliott Marine are adventure makers; we create bespoke yacht designs for performance, state of the art yachts that reflect your passions, pursuits and personality. Whether you see yourself dominating international regattas in a racing yacht or cruising through the sparkling warm waters of the Caribbean or the Pacific Islands we design your craft to fit around you and your lifestyle.
Design Director and founder Greg Elliott brings 40 years of yacht design excellencee, expertise and a lifetime of passion for the sea and sailing with him in his approach to every design. Countless successful international yacht racing campaigns and a proven global track record as a race winning ocean skipper and active cruising helmsman Elliott works alongside every client to understand their needs. From overseeing the design brief, estimate and costs right through to sea trials Elliott works with you each step of the way ensuring you a unique custom designed and built racing or cruising yacht that is on budget and delivered on time.
The design team focus collaboratively on every project; combining extensive knowledge and skill sets from backgrounds in naval architecture, composite engineering, boat building, analysis & optimisation and sailing. Rigorous model testing and on going in-house R&D are combined with the utilization of the latest technology, equipment and materials. The result is excellence in yacht design.
Our unprecedented success in yacht design in the international sailing arena since 1979 means Elliott yachts are recognised as a world leader in racing yacht design. From the London Olympics to the Transpac, Trans Atlantic, Rolex Fastnet and Melbourne to Osaka races there are over 500 unique and award winning Elliott designs on the ocean. The Elliott pedigree of proven race winning formula transfers seamlessly to contemporary high functioning cruising yachts that are fit for purpose, elegant, innovative and sea kindly.
New Zealand owned and operated, Elliott Marine are passionate about innovative yacht design and strive to for effective methods to make yachts more efficient and sail faster. We offer our clients the opportunity to get the best out of their yachts and in so doing their budget. We are not able to showcase here, everything that is currently on the drawing board as new project details are sensitive to client privilege . We are innovators and leaders both by design and on the water. One of our greatest pleasures is inspiring Kiwis and young sailors all over the world to sail. Greg Elliott is passionate about being involved with youth sailors and works closely with numerous Yacht Club Youth Development and Keelboat Programmes throughout the world.
In 1987 The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron recognised they didn’t have enough crew to compete in the America’s Cup. A fleet of futuristic Elliott 5.9’s were chosen for the Youth Keelboat Programme as a result of a rigorous selection process. Since then The RNZYS has held the America’s Cup from 1995 to 2003 becoming in 2000 the first non-American holder to successfully defend the trophy. Evolving designs continuously for the Youth Programme, Elliott 7’s are used today and the programme is a breeding ground for contenders in the Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup and World Match Racing Circuit. Elliott yachts are also proudly used in youth and keel boat programmes at more than 20 Clubs throughout the world such as the prestigious programmes at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia , Royal Yachting Association, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, and the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.