Adam Lay Studio is a design company that specialises in the design of custom one-off superyacht interiors that have a special place in the hearts of their enthusiast owners.


Established in 2003, Adam Lay Studio is a multiple award-winning boutique Superyacht design company based in Hampshire, England. Working with the best shipyards the world over and with a truly international clientele, Adam Lay Studio strives to offer a unique experience for its clients based on outstanding design and excellent personal attention culminating in the most bespoke, personally tailored yachts afloat.


20 + years of technical and artistic expertise is discernable by design that has safety, seaworthiness, longevity and timelessness at its core.


The studio has an exclusive artisan approach. We produce elegant hand drawings but with the efficiency that’s required to design to a deadline. Working with Adam Lay Studio means you will deal directly with Adam as the principal of the company.


Adam is a hands-on approachable family man. He has iconic yachts such as Salperton, Endeavour, Lady Kathryn V, Inukshuk & Haida as part of his diverse portfolio. Adam’s wealth of experience in all aspects of design from exterior styling, space planning and integration of structure and technical systems to joinery, upholstery, décor and objects d’art, is evident in the variety of design styles successfully undertaken to-date.


Since 2003, the studio has been building a reputation for award-winning creative design coupled with a discreet, honest and conscientious approach. Please read our client testimonials page and do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about what we do, or for a personal presentation.


Awards & Award Nominations


La Passion

World Superyacht Awards Winner ‘Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT 43m and Above’ 2017
Design Et Al Awards Winner ‘Yacht Concept Over 40m’ 2015
A’Design Awards Winner ‘Interior Space Design Award’ 2015



World Superyacht Awards Winner ‘Best Sailing Yacht 30m to 39.99m’ 2014
World Superyacht Awards Winner ‘Sailing Yacht of the Year’ 2014
Showboats Design Awards Winner ‘Interior Design Award’ 2014
Showboats Design Awards Winner ‘Exterior Design & Styling Award’ 2014
International Superyacht Society Awards Winner ‘Best Sailing Yacht 24m to 40m’ 2014



World Superyacht Awards Winner ‘Best Refitted Sailing Yacht’ 2013
International Superyacht Society Awards Winner ‘Best Refit’ 2012


Lady Kathryn V

International Superyacht Society Awards Finalist ‘Best Motor Yacht 40m to 65m’ 2012


Salperton IV

Showboats Design Awards Winner ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling: Sailing Yacht’ 2010
World Superyacht Awards Finalist ‘Best Sailing Yacht 45m+’ 2010
Showboats Design Awards Finalist ‘Best Sailing Yacht Interior’ 2010


Salperton III

18th Annual Showboats Awards Winner ‘Best Sailing Yacht 30m to 45m’ 2008
World Superyacht Awards Winner ‘Best Sailing Yacht 30m to 44m’ 2008



World Superyacht Awards Finalist ‘Best Sailboat Under 45m’ 2008


Blue Attraction

World Superyacht Awards Finalist ‘Best Refitted Yacht’ 2007