The Team

Matt Gibson and Andrew Copson are qualified Yacht Designers who have attained the highest qualifications in our chosen field. The two work closely with boat builders, and clients both in New Zealand and Overseas, providing design support. The duo’s specialty is small-craft design, in particular the design of Superyacht tenders.  With a unique approach to design, our own stylistic cues, and true tried and tested performance enhancing optimizations, we strive to exceed our client’s expectations. Through our direct involvement various new builds have been finalists in the International Showboats Design Awards.

Andrew Copson

Yacht Designer

Yacht designer Andrew Copson holds a degree in small craft design, marine technology and a certificate in naval architecture. Andrew has a proven background in design coupled with practical sea going experience. Andrew thrives on new challenges as well as working with the latest marine design software.

Matt Gibson

Yacht Designer | Bdes.Hons

Yacht designer Matt Gibson holds a bachelor of design with honors graduating from Massey Universities Marine Design course in 2005. Since graduating Matt has provided freelance design services to numerous boat builders in New Zealand, and overseas.

The Design Studio
What We Design
Who We Work With

Based in Auckland, New Zealand

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Superyacht Tenders

Sail Cruisers

Power Cruisers

Motor Yacht

Cruiser Racers

Sports Cruiser

Fly Bridge

Boat Builders

Boat Owners

Owners Represtitives

Naval Architects