Welcome to Ed Joy Design of Camden, Maine
Naval architects marine engineers and yacht designers specializing in sailing yachts for cruising, racing and exploration. We are located in Camden, Maine.
A sailor since childhood, Ed has enjoyed a thirty year career that has taken him to many interesting corners of the yacht industry. After graduating from Georgia Tech, he held design positions at prestigious companies such as Windship, Sparcraft, Palmer Johnson and Intermarine, which led to an 11 year run as senior sailing yacht designer at Chuck Paine Yacht Design.
Upon Chuck Paine's retirement, Ed Joy Design was established to continue creating the graceful, seaworthy and innovative yachts that have made the Paine office famous for three decades. Ed's experience has given him an understanding of the overall broad scope of a project as well the details that make a yacht a pleasure to own rather than an endless maintenance headache.
A yacht is the culmination of a long held dream for her owner. Whether the boat is for voyages beyond the horizon or weekend family cruises, the task of the designer is to enclose the client's ideas inside a creation that delights the eye and stirs the soul. If he listens well and applies his expertise to the accomplishment of the owner's wishes, the project will be a pleasure for all who are involved in it, from initial sketches to ultimate enjoyment on the water. The many successful projects in our wake attest to the ability of Ed Joy Design to accomplish the same for you.
The designs on the following pages are as different from each other as the clients who commissioned them. Yet the common thread through them all is excellence of execution and the fulfillment of the objectives of each owner to the maximum extent possible.