Throughout the world, hundreds of sailboats bear the Elliott name. These yachts represent;  our creations - performance cruising & racing yachts, one design classes and production yachts. Many are custom designs to our clients’ specific requirements. From initial concept to launched vessel every Elliott design represents our dedication to design and sailing excellence from initial concept through drawing, trialling, and perfecting. We enjoy being part of your design. No project or idea is too big or too small. Contact us to discuss your project or to request a quote.

 Design Services

  • Custom Design
  • Naval Architecture
  • Yacht Design
  • Initial concept design 3D
  • Advanced 3D modeling
  • Comprehensive detailed 2D construction drawings
  • Interior & exterior styling
  • Project management. Total boat builder liaison from design though to completion of sea trials.
  • Stock Plans. Refer to our Yacht Library
  • Racing / cruising consultancy
  • Sea trials and sail handling support once project complete
  • Optimisation: Updated keels, rudders, systems
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Rating optimisation & analysis
  • VPP analysis
  • Tank testing
  • Wind tunnel testing
  • On going research and development on the water using full sized race yachts built and sailed by the company
  • Drawings are produced in compliance with most major classification organisations: ISAF, CE, ABS


We start (and finish) with you. Just as every client’s pursuits and passions are different, so too are our innovative custom designs. You know what you want your adventures to look like. We specialise in translating them into a high performance yacht design that speaks to your lifestyle choices. 

Our review library and podium results are testimony to what we achieve with our clients.


When a client or client’s representative approaches Elliott Marine about a new design we use a time tested and structured approach tailored to each project depending on requirements. This ensures the brief, design & engineering due dillegence, budget and timeframe all meet with client satisfaction.

Client or client’s representatives meet with the designer to discuss the project and establish expectations. The designer will assist to identify requirements and develop the client’s brief. Whilst an “in person” meeting is ideal, discussions can take place using the client’s preferred method of communication. 

2D Drawings and concept 3D renderings are completed. Some engineering and design feasibility also forms part of these concept drawings.The drawings form a basis of discussion with the client and can go through several revisions; fine tuning concepts to create the ideal craft. 

Costing Phase
A clear and specific costing package is produced. This serves as a bid package for boat builders and suppliers. It includes technical construction drawings with a focus on achieving feasibility testing, costings and timings. 

The base design has now been approved by the client and a builder selected. All detailed analysis will be completed and work begins on the detailed construction drawings and engineering. The complexity of the design will determine the timing and while this is a labour intensive phase smaller projects can be completed quickly. All detailed construction drawings will be ready to hand over to the selected builder.

Elliott Marine also offer a project management service to oversee the boat build. This includes liaison with the boat builder and other suppliers ensuring steady build progress, support and mediation if required. Upon launching Elliott Marine will assist with sea trials.