LOMOcean Design (previously known as Craig Loomes Design Group Ltd or CLD) is a New Zealand based boat design company providing naval architecture, exterior styling, interior design, structural engineering and construction quality management expertise to the private and commercial sector worldwide.
Incorporated in 1993, but with designs dating back to 1986, the company has a comprehensive portfolio of on the water designs reflecting a passion for design versatility. Included are a range of production runabouts and small sail boats, mid sized sports fishers, sailing yachts, commercial fishing vessels, customs and police patrol boats, luxury cruising vessels and super yachts.
A focus on power catamaran design in the mid nineties saw the development of an innovative wavepiercer catamaran, believed to be the first of its type to be built in advanced composite materials and also the first to be specifically built as a private luxury yacht.
Launched in August 1998, and the winner of the prestigious International Superyacht Design Award in the 23-32m power category for that year, the first boat is a truly impressive craft of 26m (87) overall length.
Designed for a keen sports fisherman, Ultimate Lady combines ocean crossing range capabilities with a sprint speed of 30 knots a dual feat that neither high speed coastal cruisers nor trawler style passage makers are generally considered to be capable of matching.
Her launching has been followed by similar designs and each has been tailored to meet the varying and demanding requirements of their individual owners, including 24m Sampitres, a finalist in the 2003 International Superyacht Design Awards 23-32m power category.
The emergence of the wavepiercer catamaran as a motor yacht has stimulated interest (and imitation) around the world and conceptual drawings are now available for a wide range of wavepiercers designed for a variety of applications. These range from just 12m overall length to a stunning 85 metres and include a 50m super yacht design, winner of the 1998 Yacht Vision International Design Award.
The evolution of performance, sea keeping and assertive styling expanded into the form of power trimarans such as the 23m vessels Patrol One, extreme long distance race boat Earthrace and to a stunning 148m giga-yacht concept.
This unique motor yacht offers accommodation for twenty eight guests with six duplex guest apartments, each spanning two decks, two VIP guest cabins also with their own lounge, dining and galley areas and an owners private apartment on four levels with private elevator, family and attending staff staterooms and lounge as well as private access to the upper observation lounge.
The vessel will run a crew of sixty and houses huge entertainment lounges as well as specialty areas including health spa , gymnasium and library.
390m of exterior decks are available, including helipad and a pool and Jacuzzi on the upper deck. A 197m garage houses the vessels tenders, water toys and vehicles.
The piece de resistance; enormous viewing lounges set into the arched beams connecting the slender central hull with the stabilizing sponsons. From these lofty perches, guests can enjoy the unique experience of watching walls of water rush past and below them at 40 knots.
Despite attracting international acclaim for wavepiercer designs, the company principals remain focussed on applying and expanding their skills to a diverse range of vessels and work in progress always involves a variety of boats, from planing mono hull patrol craft and 45 sail boats to 9m power catamarans, 40m motor yachts and power trimarans.
The office utilises up to date naval architecture, structural engineering, draughting and three dimensional surface modelling software, complemented by programs developed in-house for specific applications.
The company employs designers from a diverse background; from experienced boat builders who bring strong practical thinking to the design office to diploma and degree qualified engineers and naval architects.
With a strong, practically orientated skill base encompassing naval architecture, structural engineering and quality audit expertise and taking a highly professional approach to its work, LOMOcean Design offers an unparalleled international vessel design service.