DICK BEAUMONT

DICK BEAUMONT

Chairman

Dick has sailed over 100,000 nautical miles and is the chairman of Kraken Yachts. His love of sailing has seen him circumnavigate the world and experience everything that sailing has to offer.

 

Dick’s passion for sailing has carried through into the ethos for Kraken; an ethos that demands yachts built in the right way for every condition and every customer. With a lifetime of sailing experience, Dick has used his knowledge of blue water cruising and sailing to review systems, designs and overall yacht quality, incorporating this extensive experience into the Kraken range.

TRYSTAN GRACE

Creative Director

Trystan has had a passion for the sea from a young age beginning with Scuba Diving where he progressed to PADI Assistant Instructor. After moving to Asia, he discovered his love for sailing and worked commercially in the luxury yachting industry whilst developing a keen eye as a marine photographer. 

 

Exotic and tropical destinations and filming locations such as Madagascar, Palau and Thailand became a speciality with which his reputation for undertaking bespoke projects led him to be referred to many high-profile projects. His enthusiasm for blue water cruising complements his experience in marketing and the marine industry.

TRYSTAN GRACE

FILIP SOCHAJ

FILIP SOCHAJ

Design Engineer

Filip’s passion for yachting was gained from a very young age. His childhood was spent in boatyards or aboard boats of all kinds. Strong family ties to the sea meant he has sailed craft from self-built dinghies to three masted square riggers.

 

Extensive racing, deliveries and cruising, and as much sea time has he could gain shaped a career path at Kraken Yachts. His respect for the open sea led him to pursue a career in yacht design and naval architecture.

KEVIN DIBLEY

KEVIN DIBLEY

Yacht Designer

Kevin Dibley is a New Zealand based Yacht Designer with a design portfolio that is as extensive as it is varied. Born in Canada to a yachting family, Kevin spent his childhood living on a yacht his NZ-born father built and launched from their backyard. The passion for sailing grew from there. Whether racing or cruising, Kevin has been involved in most areas of yachting throughout his 30 plus years in the industry, both as a sailor and a designer.

 

Kevin has worked alongside America’s Cup Hall of Fame yacht designer Laurie Davidson on various high-end racing and cruising designs over the past 20 years. 

PETE LAWSON

PETE LAWSON

Structural Engineer

Hauraki Design Consultancy was established in 1997 by Pete Lawson - a qualified Naval Architect and practicing Composite Structural Engineer with over 30 years of yachting and marine industry experience.

 

Pete is the principal engineer and a graduate of the acclaimed Southampton Institute in the United Kingdom. He has previously worked at High Modulus (now Gurit) and Southern Spars in mast design and composite structures and has accumulated a wealth of marine design experience with key roles in a number of world class, high profile projects. He has worked on a variety of projects such as Volvo, J-Class, Maxi yachts, Superyachts, and three successive America’s Cup Campaigns.