Thursday, October 15, 2015
YACHT DESIGN MASTERS DO STILL EXIST
Bill Prince is very good at what he does best – designing awe inspiring yachts.
He began his yacht design skills aboard small boats on the Great Lakes. His his peaked interest in building quality, beautiful and functional boats landed him at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. At the engineering school he achieved his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with elements of structural engineering, power transfer and marine engineering included in his studies.
In 1996 in his junior year of engineering school Bill won the NMMA Yacht Design competition. After graduation Bill worked at the offices of Michael Peters Yacht Design in Florida for several years. He then moved to Rhode Island to work as Design Engineer for America's Cup-winning legend Ted Hood. When that campaign was over, he took the position of Design Engineer at the well known iconic brand Island Packet Yachts. In 1995 Bill Prince Yacht Design became a reality and he has provided designs for many independent yacht lovers and yacht builders including Huckins, Metal Shark, Hinckley, Wheeler and Yellow Fin. He designed the Posh 54’ which some believe to be the most beautiful boat ever built and the Schiada 43 Black Diamond a 90 mph work of art.
It’s nice to know there are still a few out there like Bill Prince that can design functional art on water without compromise of integrity, performance or quality. Yachts like these don’t come cheap ... but then again you’re not just buying a boat, you’re buying an instant collectable legend that will the turn heads of the most discerning boat aficionados on the planet. For more info on Bill Prince Yacht Design visit his website at www.billprinceyachtdesign.com