The Designer | SB20 Class

The Designer

Tony Castro Ltd is a company dedicated to creative and innovative design and styling in the Marine Field. Established in 1982, a wealth of experience and knowledge has been gained through the design and engineering of some 180 yachts. We have maintained the ability to offer a complete design service and have a deep interest in CAD/CAM/CAE. The company has grown steadily and now employs a number of highly skilled naval architects, designers, stylists and engineers.

Tony Castro himself is the driving force behind the business, dealing personally with all clients and overseeing all design work. He draws on a wealth of experience, dating from the early 70’s when he received his BSc in Naval architecture from Strathclyde University and MSc from Glasgow University in Aero/Hydrodynamics.

Tony is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, a honorary visiting lecturer at Strathclyde university, an Associate-Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (USA) and a member of many technical committees such as the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Yachting Association, and Maritime Forum. He is regularly involved in the formulation of several yacht rules including IACC, WHITBREAD, IOR, Mount Gay, IMS, etc.

Tony designed the SB20 at his offices on the River Hamble. View a selection of design images below.