Following the untimely death of renowned naval architect Bill Langan in December 2010, the Newport yacht design firm that bears his name will continue as Langan Design Partners, LLC.
Langan’s longtime associates Thomas Degrémont, Antonio Ferrer, and Samuel Howell have formed an equal partnership that will move forward true to Langan’s vision and purpose.
Candace Langan, Bill’s wife and the principal of Candace Langan Interior Decoration will continue her yacht interior decoration business out of the Langan Design Partners office in Newport. Howell said, “We work jointly on many projects, and she works closely with her clientele to create a timeless style based on individual tastes and needs, for both new construction and refit projects.”
Under Bill’s guidance Langan Design grew to become an internationally recognized full-service naval architecture and yacht design office with the capacity to take on all aspects of the development of luxury yachts and commercial vessels from early concept to detailed engineering, incorporating 3D modeling, interior and exterior styling, performance and sea-keeping analysis.
“It is an honor for our team to carry on in Bill’s name, continuing with our collective commitment to delivering exceptional designs,” said Howell.