Brendan Abbott is the Chief Designer at Sparkman & Stephens, a world-leading Naval Architecture and brokerage firm founded in 1929. He is a graduate of Webb Institute with degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Brendan brings more than 15 years of experience, designing, engineering, and overseeing production as a client representative for both production and custom yacht projects. He is a Professional Engineer, naval architect, and designer with a passionate attention to detail and proportion. At Sparkman & Stephens, a fundamental element of his designs is the balance of S&S’ classic heritage with developing modern and creative solutions. Design projects span the range from superyachts to daysailers. Recent custom projects include builds at Royal Huisman and Lyman Morse. A native of Buffalo, New York, Brendan now calls the Newport, Rhode Island area home, after moving the S&S design office there from Manhattan in 2010.