Espen Øino

“(I find satisfaction) starting off from a blank sheet of paper, drawing a concept sketch and then eventually seeing it through to being built. All along the process you have these little moments when you think, yeah that was the right thing to do.”

Espen Øino (OCEAN Magazine)

Internationally renowned naval architect and designer Espen Øino has played an instrumental role in the realisation of the Silver fleet. Known for his landmark designs, and for pushing boundaries that others say cannot be pushed, Øino is one of the superyacht industry’s visionaries, and his partnership with the forward-thinking SILVERYACHTS team is a perfect fit. A long-time friend and collaborator with German industrialist and yard owner Guido Krass, Norwegian-born Øino has worked with SILVERYACHTS since operations commenced in May 2003. Understanding the vision for a fleet of striking and fuel-efficient yachts built to the most exacting standards, Øino helped create the different and unique designs for which SILVERYACHTS is now so widely known. Coming from five generations of boat builders, a strong nautical background had its influence on Øino and his work. One of the world’s most respected designers of large custom motor yachts, Øino has worked with the superyacht industry’s leading names, and his designs are some of the most distinctive afloat. Known for bringing the dreams of discerning clients to life, he is an expert in combining innovatory design with performance, uncompromising function and efficiency.


photo by Guillaume Plisson