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Cantu Design is a multidisciplinary studio based in Seattle, USA and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Founded by principal designer John Cantu, the studio has delivered high-end designs to clients and some of the most exclusive shipyards around the world.
Using traditional hand sketches combined with CAD drawings and full 3D images and animations, Cantu Design develops projects in close collaboration with owners and their teams. Our goal is to create designs that reflect a client's iconic dream vessel through a clear and energized process.
Whether you are looking to start from scratch or want to breath new life into an old yacht, we offer a variety of services to assist you from the first sketch to a project's maiden voyage and beyond.
Drawing on 15-plus years of experience within the marine sector, studio director John Cantu has worked on fully custom, semi-custom and production yachts ranging from 30-metres to 85-metres.
He has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the superyacht industry including Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, Glade Johnson of GJDI and the late Björn Johansson of Björn Johansson Design.
His creativity is paired with his ability to devise carefully executed design solutions, a skill refined during his time at Delta Marine and Westport Yachts, the latter of which he served as its senior designer and was tasked with the styling for the shipyard’s latest line of superyacht models.
With solid foundations and an eye to the future, CANTU DESIGN works in close collaboration with owners and their teams to deliver extraordinary projects. Below are just some of the projects conceived and realised by our studio. We take pride in building strong relationships and to producing superyachts that will weather the test of time with grace and elegance. Let us reveal how big your dream could be. From initial design ideas through to delivering a build, we offer a full turnkey design service.
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