Winch Design is in constant liaison with shipyards, aircraft completion centres, engineers and building contractors across the world – we have an extensive network of companies responsible for physically realising our designs.
The yachts team works alongside a handful of leading shipyards such as Lürssen in Germany and Amels, Oceanco, Royal Huisman and Feadship in The Netherlands, maintaining regular contact with their various specialists throughout the duration of each project. For aircraft we work with about half a dozen top completion centres.
Every project is a collaborative process. We work out the shape of the glove, and the shipyards, completion centres or architectural engineers ensure the glove is immaculately stitched together – inside and out.
Beyond this, our network extends to highly skilled craftsmen in every continent. Our clients desire originality for their interiors, so we scour the globe to find it, travelling to meet and commission artisans capable of creating items of rare and exquisite beauty.
We nurture lasting relationships with charities we believe in. Each year, Winch Design sponsors four or five charities, with an annual target of £1,000 per head for every member of the Winch Design team. We also maintain an important, long-standing partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), whose mission is the protection of at least 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020, delivered through a worldwide network of marine protected areas and models of sustainable fishing.
We believe in active, creative fundraising, rather than anonymous giving. In the past our charity ventures have involved everything from cross-country skiing and Arctic dogsledding to carving an ice suite at Sweden’s ICEHOTEL. Our next pursuit is a 1,600km pro cycle ride from London to the Prince’s Palace in Monaco. It will be a huge test, both physically and logistically, and we hope to raise a minimum of £500,000 for BLUE.