WESTPORT
D E S I G N
 

About Us

The design work is carried out by Charles Broughton using the latest design tools and manufacturing techniques. Over the years Charles has also developed a network of specialist design engineers that support his work when required. Since graduating from Southampton Institute in 1991 Charles has worked as a naval architect predominantly in the field of design but also in surveying and project managing the build of vessels in steel, aluminium and FRP ranging from RIBs, oil-recovery vessels, salvage & surveying catamarans, high speed patrol vessels, crew boats, super-yachts and FRP production leisure craft. In recent years he has specialised in the design of amphibious craft for Sealander Marine International Ltd. These types of vessels are technically demanding and Charles remains one of the most experienced amphibious designer engineers in Europe.

Whilst growing up on the Norfolk Broads Charles developed his passion for boating, which quickly turned from messing around on the water to repairing and building boats.  This lead to leaving home to study boat building at the internationally renowned technical college in Falmouth followed by a further three years studying Yacht & Small Craft Design at Southampton.  This early enjoyment of being in a workshop and building boats has remained with Charles throughout his career where he has and still does manage to get his hands dirty!

Since graduating Charles traveled with his career, finally moving to Plymouth in '97, where he currently resides with his wife and young sons.

 


WESTPORT
D E S I G N
7 The Old Stables
Crownhill Fort
Plymouth
Devon PL6 5BX
T: 07977 466160
e: info@westportdesign.co.uk