Welcome to Walworth Designs
David Walworth, the owner and chief naval architect, has 20+ years of experience in the yacht business. Unlike many designers, he has actually built boats professionally before turning to designing them. This is a valuable advantage, as he understands what information is required by the builders and how to design a boat to be easily built. To gain this experience, after completing the design program at the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design in 1989, he went to work for Eric Goetz at Goetz Custom Sailboats for 5 years. In 1994, he left Goetz to attend MIT. In 1996 he graduated with his masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. In January of 1997 he and his wife, Dr. Michelle Peterson, moved to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands to work for Gold Coast Yachts as a naval architect. In May of 2000 he struck out on his own, establishing Walworth Designs.
PO Box 3792
Kingshill, St, Croix,
US Virgin Islands 00851
Mobile: 340 227 1220
Friends of Walworth Design
Walworth Designs has worked with Aquidneck Custom on numerous projects
Performance Multihulls: the new company formed to market the PT-11 and subsequent designs.
Sunny Days Key West: they have several Walworth Designs in their fleet.
Robbie’s of Islamorada:, they have one of the 43 foot power cats, Happy Cat, a sister ship to Cruzan Cat. They are very pleased with her performance and economy:
Makani, the 65 foot sailing catamaran in Hawaii:
Jumby Bay Resort: the owners of JB 5 in Antigua:
Doyle sails Long Island: David used to work there in the late 80′s when it was Shore Sails Long Island: