ABOUT SPINNAKER DESIGN
As industry leaders since our founding in 2005, we’ve grown accustomed to working with many differing requirements, and providing a truly unique offering to our customers. We enjoy putting our minds together to deliver quality solutions in an ever changing landscape.
The team have become renowned as experts in their fields whether it be composite materials knowledge, IOT and maximising power analysis to drive performance to sourcing some of the worlds most luxurious design offerings.
Spinnaker continues to grow and enjoy the unique placing it has in an exciting market. With a team of now over 100 we are in a strong position to offer any skill set required.
The Team - Legends
Without the dedication and desire that the Spinnaker team put in every day the Company would be just like every other company but with that they create something extraordinary every day.
The team are known for being not only market leaders but also field experts and pride themselves on continuous over delivery.
Julia Simpson - Luxury Dir.
Julia has been with Spinnaker Designs since 2012 and was instrumental in setting up and growing the Luxury offering to clients. Since that time the channel has doubled in size year on year and now has 60 in the team.
Julia has a background in structural design before branching out into hotel design, most famously known for the Oxford Malmasion, a truly unique hotel with very challenging design features.
Julia has now designed and refurbed some of the worlds most well known luxury yachts.
She readily enjoys the challenge of surpassing clients expectations in both design and functionality.
Simon Palmer - Racing Dir.
Simon has been racing all his life, you could say he has it in his blood with his father a IOM motorbike racer and mother a horse breeder and racer he was always going to love competition and speed.
He has sailed since a very early age growing up on the South Coast of the UK.
His passion has always been to make a boat go quicker and he has carried that passion through his career.
He joined Spinnaker not long after it was started and has been with the Company ever since.
Simon also started his career with Team GB in the early years and alongside Will helped to catapult Spinnaker to the forefront of racing design.
Simon has led the hugely successful design project for Team Oracle which changed the way that sailing was seen around the world.
Will Winter - MD
As owner and founder of Spinnaker Design Will has taken on the role of MD, his journey has seen him acquire many differing skill sets along the way but design and innovation are always at the heart of everything he does.
Will started his engineering career whilst playing professional rugby and studying for a degree specialising in aerodynamics. This would see him take on roles with an emerging Team GB in the cycling division, quickly being asked to assist on board and sail design for British Sailing.
After designing and leading many projects for Team GB Will transitioned into Head of sailing design for the organisation.
After having some key designs win stage races in the Volovo open 70 class Will made the decision to start up Spinnaker Designs and hasn't looked back since.
Will has been accredited with some of the industries most cutting edge designs and uses of new technologies. He will often comment that building the team at Spinnaker and trying to inspire them on a daily basis is his greatest achievement.