Yacht Design Services

About BRYD | Yacht Design & Engineering

BRYD offers professional design and engineering services for the leisure marine Superyacht and commercial yacht design industries. We specialise in design engineering and naval architecture for performance sailing and power yachts. Plus we offer specialist feature and component developments for a variety of manufacturers. Based on the River Hamble in Southampton UK, BRYD is the culmination of years of experience gained in the yachting and production industry. This is coupled with an innovative, rigorous and analytical approach to performance and engineering that ensures designs are capable of far exceeding the competition.

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The BRYD Team

Ben Rogerson BEng (Hons) AMRINA

Director/Naval Architect

Ben is a talented yacht designer, originally from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. He holds a First Class Honours Batchelor of Engineering degree in Yacht and Powercraft Design from Southampton Solent University. Here he also gained the accolade of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and IMarest ‘Top Final Year Student’.

From his early 20’s Ben cut his teeth on composite race boat builds from TP52’s to Open 60’s. Ben has always had a passion for yacht design technology and engineering from a young age.

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Following completing a HND in Leisure Boat Design in 2003, Ben worked for eight years on numerous builds such as the Open 60 Estrella Damm, BMW Oracle TP52 and on shore teams including Hugo Boss & Team Alegre.

In 2011 he returned to University to complete his engineering degree. Since that time, his work has included a variety of projects with high profile yacht designers, including two successful 40 foot high performance racing boats, a canting keeler and other commercial and Superyacht projects.


Ben’s extensive sailing experience includes National and European Championship wins in small keel boats as well as being a member of winning teams on the TP52’s, the Commodore’s Cup on the Solent and Mini Maxi events in the Mediterranean. Offshore sailing is also another passion with numerous Fastnet Races, the Middle Sea Race and over 15,000 nautical miles under his belt.

In 2009, Ben undertook a major challenge to sail single-handed non-top around the UK and Ireland in a 6.5 metre Mini Transat. A feat he completed in 15 days, and his time has not yet beaten. Ben’s diverse and extensive sailing experience adds a vital dynamic to the company.

Oliver Brookes MDes

Yacht Designer

Oliver has come from an automotive design background from the prestigious Automotive & Transport Design course at Coventry University. Not only did Oliver leave University with an MDes Degree but that followed on from a diploma in Art & Design.

From his variety of experience within this beginning stage of his career, he has added to the creative, innovative and dynamic way of design here at BRYD well and formed a good and efficient working partnership with Ben.

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Some of Oliver’s experiences include working in Naples, Italy, designing yachts and working in London, UK, in Aviation Design to taking on a more production design role in one of the UK’s biggest yacht builders.

Overall, Oliver is a hard working, young and creative designer that has a great passion for yacht design which has blossomed and allowed his design language to be as innovative and efficient as it has ever been.

Rebecca Rogerson BA (Hons) PGCE

Office Manager

Rebecca has a vast background of being in the sailing industry for 15 years and counting now. With her passion for boats and yachts being as strong as the rest of the team, she holds many values and adds to our BRYD philosophy with her organisation and professionalism.

She handles various everyday tasks and is always pushing our BRYD attributes such as communication at the fore front with a friendly face for clients and anyone who pops their head round our door to meet.