“As a yacht designer, I could accomplish that in a field that fascinated me. The Landing School’s yacht design program gave me the skills to get my first design job.”

Bruce Johnson
Chief Designer at Sparkman and Stephens

Career Options for Graduates
Yacht Design is all about creating a fluid, dynamic, artful watercraft with nothing more than a computer. In this program, you’ll obtain the knowledge and skills that will enable you to craft some of the finest boats in the world. Just ask Aaron Crawford, COO of Sabre Yachts and a 1993 Landing School graduate. Companies where Yacht Design program graduates work include:

  • Back Cove Yachts
  • Brunswick Boat Group
  • Elliot Bay Design Group
  • Glosten Associates
  • Sparkman & Stephens
  • Stephens Waring Yacht Design
  • The Hinckley Company

For more information about Marine Industry Careers and Landing School employment statistics, click here.

For an outline of the syllabus, design projects and more please view our Academic Catalog.

AdmissionsSouthampton Solent University Partnership
The Yacht Design Program at The Landing School is part of an articulation agreement with Southampton Solent University in the United Kingdom. Southampton Solent University offers one of only two Bachelor’s degrees in Small Craft Design available in the world, the Bachelor of Engineering in Yacht Design and Production (Hons). Graduates of the Design Program who achieve a final GPA of 2.4 or better are entitled to advanced placement on this prestigious degree program, meaning that they can complete a Bachelor’s degree in a total of three years. Federal financial aid is available to qualified students who chose to take advantage of this opportunity. For more please click here.


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