Bill Tripp started Tripp Design Naval Architecture in 1984, designing racing boats that reflected a childhood spent on the water sailing in boats his father, William Tripp, Jr., designed. Thirty-three years later, with offices in Connecticut and Amsterdam, Tripp and his team design and engineer state-of-the-art yachts ranging in size from 43’ to 80+ meters. Recently launched is the 65’ cruiser/racer ChessieRacing, 46m globetrotting Skade, and Tripp’s largest project to date the 85m sailing ketch Aquijo with two 91m rigs and 5.000m2 of sail area.
Bill’s sport of choice is scrappy, small boat team racing—he likens it to 3D chess mixed with a snowball fight. Bill is an avid sailor whatever the size and endeavors to advance the sport in all its forms; design is a good tool for this. What he enjoys most of all is close collaboration with his clients, his office colleagues, and the build teams throughout the entire creative process to realize someone’s vision or dream. A dynamic exchange of ideas with talented and successful people is a dream in and of itself.