Shaun has been involved in racing and performance cruising yachts for over 17 years. He graduated in Naval Architecture from Southampton and between 1994 and 2010 at Botin Carkeek developed successful racing and cruising yachts across a variety of rule platforms. IMS, TP 52, Volvo, GP and Grand prix IRC and ORC rules.
In 2010 Shaun decided to expand his design portfolio to the superyacht arena and founded Carkeek Design Partners, a firm dedicated to race and performance cruise yacht design.The team offers a comprehensive range of specialist design and engineering services. The company has enjoyed considerable success launching the worlds first HPR designs and winning major HPR and IRC events amongst those Key West, Miami, Block Island and Newport Bermuda.
Shaun is the lead designer, responsible for overseeing all areas of the design process. He specialises in naval architecture, hull design, aero/hydro rating optimization and develops the exterior/interior design and styling concepts.
He graduated with a BSc in Naval Architecture from Southampton University in 1993.