Donna Maree Yacht Interior Design


Based in Auckland New Zealand, Donna Maree Yacht Interior Design is a specialist studio focused on providing interior design services ensuring the best interests of the clients and their yachts are served. We utilize extensive marine specific experience and contacts developed from 15 years within the marine industry. 

If you are a current yacht owner, owner’s representative or captain and are thinking of a new build yacht project or considering refurbishing your existing vessel, please contact Donna Maree for a no obligation consultation.


As a Yacht Interior Designer for the prestigious internationally award winning Alloy Yachts,  my extensive experience also draws from formal training in both Architectural Interior Design and Yacht Design Fundamentals. 

Innate knowledge of the principles of interior design and theories of human ergonomics, ensure that concepts are not only safe, fit for purpose and aesthetically pleasing, but also meet and exceed client expectations and ensure that your project is delivered on time and in budget.

I have a wealth of resources and access to an array of suppliers and professionals both locally and worldwide. My ethos is to be open and honest at all times, and customer care is of the utmost importance. 

My passion for yacht design and the marine environment continues to infuse my work with originality and thoughtful attention to detail.


Research, design development and analysis of the client’s brief and requirements, compile presentations together with comprehensive finishes schemes and associated sampling

Formulation of preliminary space plans or general arrangements, 2D/3D design concepts, renderings and sketches that integrate the client’s brief.

Conceptual interior design development, general arrangements, detailing of joinery, selection of colours, materials and finishes to appropriately convey the design concept and to meet functional, maintenance, lifecycle performance, environmental, IMO and safety requirements


Preparation of construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, detailed drawings and specifications including power and communications locations, ceiling plans, lighting design, materials finishes and furniture layouts.

Extensive Detailed Design, Specification and Drawing Documentation experience derived from 20 years in the design industry


Selection, quantification, specification, contract preparation and management of comprehensive FF&E schedules for fixtures, furnishings and equipment. 

Specifications, drawings and contract documentation including specific general arrangements, detailed product descriptions, provision of contract documentation to facilitate pricing, procurement and installation.

We also have existing relationships with artists, photographers and galleries.


Yard support and liaison with progressive site visits to ensure design intent is actualized.

On site supervision of installations and contractor assistance.

Preparation of care & maintenance manuals for specialist finishes, along with any documentation required to ensure accordance with Class & Flag requirements


Using a combination of 3D Modelling and Rendering Software, we can provide clients with photo realistic 3D visuals to clearly portray the design intent of both the exterior and interior of your project.

3D Modelling can also be an advantage to ensure there is no interference between the intended layout with systems or superstructure. Therefore, the feasibility of the design is ensured from conception to project completion.


Graphic communication of ideas with freehand sketching and realistic visuals, including details and finishes.

Presentation delivery including digital renderings, professional sampling and mood board presentations.

Illustration of general arrangements for print and media.


Staging your vessel in preparation of handover, on behalf of brokers for selling presentation purposes or for preparation of photographic media shoots.

Full provisioning and staging packages available for either hire or purchase, including flowers and artwork.


Conceptual design and implementation for corporate and private events, including ergonomic consideration and assessment of traffic flow for full space utilization.

Supplier liaison and product assistance, including personalized thank you gifts.

Custom designed furniture pieces and accessories where required.

We also have a variety of products suitable for hire or purchase.


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