Greg Young


Comes from a well known New Zealand family of yacht designers and boat builders and has over 30 years experiance designing and building a variety of vessels. Growing up and living on the water, Greg established his sailing skills at a young age. Greg’'s uncle (Jim Young) is a well respected designer of many of New Zealand’s most popular sail and power boats while Greg’'s father (Alan Young) established one of New Zealand’s largest production boat building companies building the highly successful Formula 4000.

At the age of 19 Greg started traveling around the world gaining experience in all areas of life and following his sports of yacht racing, cruising, windsurfing, surfing and snowboarding. Skippering charter yachts in the Mediterranean was a highlight. It was here that Greg developed a strong affinity with European design and style.

After winning a Yacht design competition in 1992, Greg Started Greg Young Marine Ltd soon after to build and export the award winning Bull 7000 all over the world and following on from that and other designs, Greg designed and built the Young 57 in 2000. This was his first multihull design and this design received acclaimed attention and led to his strong affliction with multihulls and the establishment of Young Yacht Design Ltd in 2000.

Client relationships are vital in any creative process and we thoroughly enjoy the interaction and many of our previous clients have become life long friends and repeat customers. Greg and his associates are pushing back design boundaries with a passion to explore and design truly unique and exciting projects.