Andrew Winch

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Andrew Winch is an internationally known[1][2] English yacht designer based in Barnes, London.[3] He has been selected as one of two design teams for business jet interior development of the Boeing 787.

Yacht designer[edit]

Founded in 1986, Winch Design is a London-based design studio.[4][5]

List of yachts designed[edit]

This is a list of yachts designed by Winch, as listed on the website.

Yacht name Year
Centurion 40 N°1 Helisaure II 1986
Swan 36 1988
Royal Eagle II 1988
Sensation 1988
Cyclos III 1989
Windship 105 1990
Centurion 59 1990
Victoria of Stratheim 1990
Yeoman XXX 1991
Oyster Fleet 1991
Sunfast Fleet 1991
Sun Odyssey Fleet 1992
Althea 1992
Thriller 1992
Feeling 546 1992
Wauquiez 60 1992
Sunfast Fleet 1991
Yacht name Year
Sun Odyssey Fleet 1992
Teel 1992
Hetairos 1993
Naos 1993
Wauquiez 48 1994
White Rabbit 1994
Nefeli 1994
Dynasty 72 1995
Claire 1996
Minerva 1996
Concepta 65 1997
Golden Opus 1997
Shaman 1997
Surama 1997
Lady Aviva 1998
54m Motor Yacht 1998
Solemates 1998
Yacht name Year
Gesar 1999
Unfurled 2000
Maxsamba 2000
Cakewalk 2000
Bermie 2001
Campbell Bay 2002
Alithia 2002
Whisper 2003
Scheherazade 2003
Phoenix 2004
Alfa Four 2004
Hamilton II 2005
Dubai 2006
Gu 2006
Netanya 8 2007
Carcharias 2007
Sarafsa 2008
St. David 2008
Yacht name Year
Al Mirqab 2009
Xanadu 2009
Slipstream 2009
Cloud 9 2009
Sea Owl 2010
Phoenix 2 2010
Imagine 2011
Infinite Shades 2011
Aurara 2011
Whirlwind 2011
Hermitage 2011
Ace 2012
Sea Rhapsody 2012
Madame Gu 2013
Equanimity 2014
Z. 2014
Freefall 2015
Dilbar 2016


Winch has won a number of International Superyacht Society awards for design and styling, including[6] the:

  • 1992 award for Best Sail 23m+ as stylist and interior designer
  • 1996 award for Best Power 43m+ as stylist and interior designer, and Best Power Interior as interior designer
  • 1997 award for Best Power 43m+ as stylist and interior designer
  • 2001 award for Best Power 43m+ and Best Sail 23m-36m as interior designer
  • 2002 award for Best Sail 36m+ and Best Sail Interior as interior designer
  • 2006 award for Best Sail 23m-36m as designer and interior designer
  • 2009 award for Best Power 40m-65m as designer, stylist and interior designer, and Best Overall Interior

In recent years, awards are given for approximately 7 categories.

Aircraft design experience[edit]

Lufthansa Technik is a Hamburg, Germany–based subsidiary of Lufthansa[2] that has been tasked to design the Boeing 787 into a business jet. Boeing has announced one 787-8 order and three 787-9 orders in the business jet segment.[7] Around 2001, Winch was first commissioned to work with the firm to convert a client's Boeing BBJ.[8]

Andrew Winch Designs and Lufthansa Technik have partnered to design a business jet interior for the 787.[2][9] The team has been described by journalists as "one of the most innovative and technically competent design teams[7]

787 design specifics[edit]

The LHT/Winch design has a forward lounge (certified for 12 people) which incorporates a 50 inch plasma screen on the forward bulkhead. Aft from the forward lounge are two guest cabins, to right and left. An additional VIP suite is planned. Upon entering the main number 3 door, there is a highly visible dining and conference room is intended to be a prime feature of the design. There is an integrated movie theater, which is also designed as a second social seating area. Further aft is a VIP suite with a full width master stateroom.[10]

Custom design for Roman Abramovich[edit]

Roman Abramovich's Boeing 767, The Bandit, landing at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel

He designed a private Boeing 767-33A/ER, registered in Aruba as P4-MES for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. It is known as The Bandit[11] due to its livery. Originally the aircraft was ordered by Hawaiian Airlines but the order was cancelled and Abramovich bought it from Boeing and refitted it to his own requirements by Andrew Winch, who designed the interior and exterior. The aircraft was estimated in 2016 to cost US$300 million and its interior is reported to include a 30-seat dining room, a boardroom, master bedrooms, luxury bathrooms with showers, and a spacious living room. The aircraft has the same air missile avoidance system as Air Force One.


  1. ^ Big-Ticket BBJ: Large Boeing order underscores hot interest in wide-body VIP versions of 787 and 747-8, Aviation Week and Space Technology, 13 November 2006, p. 42
  2. ^ a b c Joe Sharkey (17 October 2006). "For the Super-Rich, It's Time to Upgrade the Old Jumbo Jet". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ Howorth, Frances and Michael (12 August 2013). "Andrew Winch". SuperYacht Business. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Our Team – Andrew Winch Designs". Archived from the original on 10 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Our Studio – Andrew Winch Designs". Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  6. ^ "ISS Yacht Award Winners over the Years". International Superyacht Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  7. ^ a b FLUG REVUE update: Week ending 22 October 2006 Archived 21 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Aero-News Network: The Aviation and Aerospace World's Daily/Real-Time News and Information Service
  9. ^ Lufthansa Technik – MRO, maintenance, overhaul, aircraft components repair Archived 24 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Mike Vines (January 2007). "Dreamliner VIP Interiors". AvBuyer. World Aviation Communications Ltd. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  11. ^ "20 Private Jets And The Famous People That Own Them". WorldLifeStyle. 2016. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.

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