Donald Starkey Designs, founded in Dubai, in 1989, has become one of the leading designers in the superyacht industry. Donald Starkey, who first started his career as an architect, specializes in planning and designing the interiors and exterior styling of superyachts. Continually winning design awards, with 26 already under his belt, Donald Starkey and his team are definitely considered leaders in yacht design.
Great care is taken in the planning and designing of Donald Starkey yachts, with all yachts being built with fine, strong materials in order to ensure supreme sophistication and class. The interior designs are mainly influenced by many leading figures such as Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, and Coco Chanel, and his exterior designs are characterized by luxury and timelessness. Donald Starkey has worked on several notable yachts, working with both shipyards and individual clients. An example of Donald Starkey’s work is the elegant superyacht LAUREL, of the Fraser charter fleet.