Superyacht Designer Sets up Shop in Turkey

Tim Saunders Yacht Designs Chooses Bodrum as New Base

With Turkey experiencing an unrivalled expansion in superyacht construction Tim Saunders has chosen Bodrum in Turkey to open a new office.

Based on his wealth of knowledge and skills evolved over 19 years working with the likes of Andrew Winch, Espen Oeino and Frank Mulder he has chosen Turkey as a base because it is well placed in the south-west of Turkey, ta one of the World’s great continental crossroads. From there he will serve clients and projects in Europe, Russia, Middle-East, Far East, the Pacific Rim and the Americas.

Tim Saunders originally set up his own specialist, international superyacht design studio in 1999. He teamed up with others to create Rainsford Saunders Design, a firm that has recently been renamed when he chose to concentrate on his own client base.

He and his staff now provide high-level and innovative design solutions for local and international clients and shipyards working on custom, production and refit projects varying in style and length from 20m to 200m.

Launching his new website at in time for the Monaco Yacht Show he said “I have, built up a large network of clients, and have had the pleasure of working alongside many more interesting names in the Superyacht Industry; Pieter Beeldsnijder, Felix Buiterdijk, Redman Whitely Dixon and Guido de Groot. Now that I am trading again under my own name I plan to renew my acquaintances with Amels Shipyard, Royal Huisman Shipyard, Heesen Shipyard, Hakvoort, Mulder Shipyard with whom I have worked in the past.

The independence that now affords freedom to work on numerous fascinating projects and developing his own superyacht designs, begins now with Marketing in the Yachting Media and being present at the Monaco Yacht Show.