Scott Jutson is a master yacht designer with a practice spanning over 29 years.
From his early days designing and racing the legendary Sydney Harbour 18 foot skiffs to globe girdling maxi yachts to energy efficient long range power catamarans
Jutson’s ongoing success defies the precepts of conventional yacht design.
A partial list of firsts:
|First: carbon monocoque 18ft skiff, now in the permanent collection of the Australian National Maritime Museum : Colorbond 21|
|First: Australian design to win the BOC Solo Around the World Race and to do so in record breaking time : True Blue|
First: IMS Maxi yacht Brindabella. Broke and holds most Australian East Coast race records following an unprecedented 12 year run with her original owner.
First: Australian Formula 40 racing catamaran. Multiple Brisbane Gladstone wins plus record holder in the Swiftsure and Round Vancouver Island Race
|First: Malaysian to single hand around the world : Azahar Mansour|
|Four X Australian Boat of the Year awards for production designs built by Seawind Catamarans, Austral Yachts and Northshore Yachts|
Jutson has also designed for some of the world greatest yachting personalities including first women to solo non stop around the world Kay Cottee and legendary solo racer David Adams. He also has partnered in design with such greats as David Bentley and Ben Lexcen. In the last 5 years Jutson has turned his focus on improving the efficiency of power boats and has created a now widely copied power catamaran hull form that has opened up the waters of the world to safe, fast and efficient power cruising. He has also focused on the design of higher speed craft which incorporate a passive foil assist system that allows for up to 25% reduction in fuel use compared to the more market dominant deep V hull form.In November of 2007 Jutson adapted the dominant stepped hull racing form to create a luxury 60 foot 40 knot cruiser that utilizes engines 30% smaller than other vessels in its class without sacrificing comfort or amenities.
In 2009, following a growing demand from the commercial industry, we converted our highly developed semi displacement cat hull form into a geometry suitable for construction in aluminum. We are now actively supporting a number of builders in the Pacific Northwest who have seen the need for more fuel efficient and longer range vessels for passenger ferries, research vessels and service vessels.
Jutson’s philosophy has always been simple : to advance the design of fast efficient craft while serving the client’s need precisely. To this end he has always allowed the process of design in all its breadth and depth to define the path forward.