Yacht Design & Naval Architecture



Buckley Yacht Design (BYD) is a family run company founded on a deep adoration for being on the water. This passion has been passed down through a few generations and across a few oceans. Warwick Buckley, native to New Zealand, founded BYD in Southampton after many years as a professional sailor and boat builder. Since 2012, the Southampton, England based design office has welcomed projects of all backgrounds. Buckley Yacht Design combines a lifetime of experience with new technology and modern techniques to create yachts that exceed expectations. 


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Warwick Buckley

Buckley Yacht Design’s founder Warwick Buckley has collected over 40 years’ experience in the marine industry. He had a successful career as a professional sailor, sailing in the 1981-82 Whitbread Round the World Race on Flyer, the winning yacht. He has travelled around the world racing, building and designing yachts of all kinds, from power and sail boats to tall ships. He earned a Bachelors of Engineering Degree at the internationally renowned Southampton Institute Yacht & Powercraft Design (BEng) program to become a Naval Architect.

Jami Buckley

Jami grew up in his family’s boat yards, where his interest in yachts and the ocean began. He spent a few years travelling and sailing in various parts of the world, sketching yachts on anything he could get his hands on. Jami then decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, attending Southampton Solent and holds a Yacht & Powercraft Design Degree (BEng), completing his training with Dykstra Naval Architects in Holland. His steadfast passion for yacht design has lead him to work on a variety of vessels, both power and sail, cruising and performance. Jami has worked on and supports various high profile design teams including Team Hugo Boss.

Buckley Yacht Design

Yacht Design & Naval Architecture

T: +44 (0) 2380 660770

E: info@buckleyyachtdesign.com

  • Registered Name: Buckley Yacht Design Ltd
  • Registered in England and Wales
  • Company Registration Number: 08749032
  • Registered Office Address: 118 Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6EB
  • Business Address: East Road, Marchwood Industrial Park, SO40 4BX