Based in the Netherlands, Mulder Design offers superb exterior styling, naval architecture and engineering for memorable motoryachts. We cover the full range of services from initial concept design to final sea trials and beyond. More than 700 of our designs have been built over the past 39 years, making Mulder Design a fantastic first port of call for a yacht which truly reflects your tastes.
While holistic design is our forte, we’re equally happy to partner with another exterior design company and provide just the naval architecture for the project, or to style and design a yacht for a yard which already has naval architecture capacity in-house. However you choose to keep us busy, we see our work more as a vocation than an occupation. This is our life and we’re all in it together as a family.
'Our website is a modest attempt to capture the essence of who we are and what we do. But the best way to really get to know us is to meet in person. We’re always up for a conversation about yachts. We would love to welcome you at our office in Holland or let’s meet elsewhere in the world '
All the best,
Frank and Bas Mulder
Designed in the Netherlands, built anywhere in the world
In addition to the sense of continuity that a family-run business offers, we love the fact that we get to partner with so many different shipyards and owners around the world. Every yard has its own modus operandi, something that has proven hugely inspirational while also providing us with the broadest possible knowledge base.
Mulder Design revolves around more than the Mulder family alone! We are proud to have built up an exceptionally strong team of specialists from across the disciplines of design, naval architects and engineering. The ideal mix of past experience and forward-thinking enthusiasm allows us to cater for all client tastes and requests. We look forward to meeting you in person!
We believe that a custom-designed yacht from our studio must be an accurate reflection of the owner’s personality and lifestyle, while also clearly bearing the signature of Mulder Design. To achieve this, clients are encouraged to be actively involved in the design process, resulting in a Mulder with a personal touch. We have also designed various series lines, the success of which was built on their broad appeal to a specific niche of customers.
Mulder Design is equally at home creating a high-speed powerboat as it is making semi-displacement and full displacement superyachts. We know that people are going to use their yacht to live out a dream, and that can be anything from a season of exploring Alaska to long weekends in the Med with the grandchildren. Our task is to translate these plans and thoughts into a design that makes both us and the owners proud.
Our approach is to focus on the big picture, methodically and repeatedly going through every element of the process. Each part is as important as the other and everything is interconnected – from a great-looking exterior style to the performance, seakeeping and engineering. We start with an empty piece of paper and end with a yacht that is splendid in every respect.