About Us

Now in our 32nd year, Jack W. Sarin Naval Architects, Inc. is a full service naval architect firm with a long history of successful launches. In addition to hull design and engineering, the firm provides a full range of styling, and complete ship's system coordination during construction as well as remodeling and refit of existing vessels, both yacht and commercial.

Jack W. SarinThe man at the helm is Jack Sarin, a well-known leader in the field of yacht design. Armed with a degree in industrial design from the University of Washington, Jack headed south in 1965. He answered an ad, started work as a design draftsman for Stephens Marine in California and never looked back. His career path was set, but the pull of his native Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest, however, proved to be too strong and three years later, he moved back to join the firm of Edwin Monk, Sr., one of the most prominent naval architects of the time. There he gained invaluable experience designing commercial fishing vessels and yachts, both custom and production.

In 1980, upon obtaining his professional naval architecture/marine engineering license, he launched his own design firm. He became one of the leading experts on fiberglass construction and successfully applied that knowledge to the industry-changing 98' Golden Delicious launched in 1988. Fiberglass construction had now made the leap to the yacht market and the world of custom motoryachts would never be the same. Hundreds of successful projects have followed, making Jack Sarin Naval Architects a leader in the fiberglass yacht market.

Mea Culpa The office has participated in the design and construction of more than 400 vessels up to a length of 180 feet (both commercial and for pleasure) of materials including steel, aluminum, fiberglass and wood to various ship building rules, including American Bureau of Shipping, MCA, U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyds of London, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (N.K.), and Bureau Veritas. The ability to combine hull design, styling, engineering, and interior design all from one source has proven invaluable in maintaining overall project coordination - essential when designing custom or production yachts.

We can help you with your project, large or small, pleasure craft or commercial vessel. We love the design process. We love to do this.