Published: Monday, 29 September 2014

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco met with designers from ten superyacht design firms that have signed up as Wood Forever Pact (WFP) partners – as well as two WFP members, builders VSY Yachts and Burger – at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Designers of superyachts concerned about deforestation have the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment by becoming part of the WFP.

The WFP is the flagship project of the "Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation initiative", led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Superyacht Designers Become Wood Forever Pact Partners 

(Wood Forever Partners and Members. Left to right: Dickie Bannenberg, Simon Rowell, Andrew Langton, Tony Dixon, Adam Lay, Rob Humphreys, Pascale Reymond, HSH Prince Albert II, Christiana Longarini/VSY, Jim Ruffolo/Burger, Ron Cleveringa/Burger, Miguel Queda (CQS), Mike Reeves, Antony Harrison/GL Watson & Co, Espen Øino)

Superyacht Designers Become Wood Forever Pact Partners.

(Mick Leach (left) and Mark Smith of Michael Leach Designs - photos courtesy Alberto Colman /

The first superyacht design studios to sign up are:

  • Claydon Reeves
  • Michael Leach Design
  • Bannenberg + Rowell
  • Redman Whiteley Dixon
  • Adam Lay Studio
  • Reymond Langton Design
  • Humphreys Design
  • Ciarmoli Queda Studio (CQS)
  • Espen Oeino International
  • GL Watson & Co


Committed to specifying only certified woods, these designers have pledged to introduce clients – who they are designing (or have designed) superyachts for – to WFP, raising awareness of the benefits of using woods sourced from well-managed forests.

Designers interested in becoming a Wood Forever Pact partner or wishing to get more information on the program are invited to call Nick Jeffery (+377 93 250 630) or contact the team at