Performance is our focus, applying a rigorous analysis of conditions and using powerful tools and techniques to develop newer faster yacht designs.


Speed is tested on the day, but beauty is forever. We aim to make fast boats visually stunning by matching the look with the character of the project.


Results are the ultimate validation of our performance. Whether new or old, our yacht designs continue to set the bar in the world of competitive racing.

Featured Projects

Landmark 44

Our 2006 Landmark 43 design has been a success story, a good looking Racer-Cruiser with true dual purpose accomodation crowned by winning the 2016 ORC World Championships and the 2018 Offshore World Championships combining IRC and ORC.   With results like

IC37 by Melges

The first IC37 has hit the water to rave reviews.  Hull 001 was out sailing within 24 hours of her arrival from builder Westerly Marine after fitting keel, rudder and rig, a testament to the completeness and quality of the preparation and build by the IC37

55′ Racer Cruiser Proposal

The brief for this 55’ offshore capable Racer/Cruiser encouraged a simple interior to be fitted in race mode (shown), with a more complete fitout in Cruise mode including an owners cabin forwards. The strength of this hull shape is low drag in the light,

MD73 Mills

Maxi Dolphin are building our latest high performance cruiser/racer design with an interior designed by Nauta Yachts.  Designed around light displacement, swept-spreader rig, twin rudders and lift keel the MD73 Mills promises speed with luxurious

wallycento Tango

Mills Design is excited to have been chosen to design Tango, the next high performance Wally 100 nearing completion by Persico Marine in Savona, Italy.  When asked by the client for the most refined high performance solution to Wally’s 100′ Racer-Cruiser

Cape 31 One Design

  The Cape 31 was defined from the outset as a simple clean high performance One Design without constraint, conceived and brought to fruition by Cape Town resident and prominent sailor Lord Irvine Laidlaw of ‘Highland Fling’ fame.  Designed

Vismara 50 Mills

The Vismara 50 Mills is our third collaboration with the progressive Italian yard Vismara Marine.   This high performance cruiser was created for experienced clients with a racing background who spend extended periods cruising in the Mediterranean every

72′ High Performance Cruiser

Drawn for people whose idea of fun cruising is chartering a Volvo 70, this high performance design is an exciting proposal for long range family exploration.   The displacement of 21T produces an extremely aggressive design, but allows for a flexible