Alex McDiarmid the Yacht Designer Plays the Red Card

McDiarmid Design The TWO50 Rear 3_4 a

We love it when British Designer Alex McDiarmid whose studio is based in Aix-en-Provence, France gets creative.

Not only does he produce so cracking designs but he allows us to place them in our window on the world just that little bit quicker than the other media outlets.

His latest concept again see’s him employ fresh thinking and original approach to the styling of a 76m SuperSports Yacht that he calls the Two50

The overall styling makes this yacht stand out as there is nothing like it around. OK its red and that is also one of the reasons it stands out but Alex doesn’t care what colour a client eventually goes for!

He has been somewhat adamant about keeping a classic bow shape for at least one of the proposed profiles but he wanted to push the boundaries with the styling, and that explains why there are differing bow shapes. Three bows including classic, reverse and axe show possible design directions.

McDiarmid Design The TWO50 reverse bow new

The foredeck features a large atrium glazing area for maximum daylight whilst aboard. This could also form a Bimini covered lounge area.

The bold, sculptural lines and forms of the exterior define the two main features of this developing design philosophy/language: dynamism and simplicity, visually harmonised.

The unique ‘wrap around’ glazing design aft on both the main and owner’s decks reinforce the powerful overall exterior styling

A helicopter deck is located on the foredeck or alternatively aft on the upper deck.

McDiarmid Design The TWO50 classic bow

Alex tells us, “The aim was to create a very modern, avant-garde looking yacht with elegant exterior lines while maintaining good visual proportion and volume.” He adds, It’s a case of something new and “Moving the Game On”.

All in all, a very distinct and modern yacht design language for the discerning owner looking for the lady in red.


  • LOA: 76m
  • Beam: 14.5m
  • Guests: 14
  • Crew: 17
  • 10m tender
  • Helicopter deck