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Langan Design Name Carries On


Since renowned naval architect Bill Langan lost a two-year battle with Leukemia on December 31, 2010, three of his long-time associates have formed a partnership to carry on the work of Langan Design’s founder. There is no question that Langan made a lasting mark on the history of yachting during his three decades of design work, first with Sparkman & Stephens and then as the principal of his own company.

Paris-born Thomas Degrémont, a naval architect; Antonio Ferrer, a Westlawn School of Yacht Design graduate born in Brazil; and Samuel Howell, who learned to sail in Massachusetts and turned his passion into a career, have worked many years with Langan. Candace Langan, wife of the late Bill Langan, will also continue her interior design work out of the Langan Design office in Newport, R.I.
Newport-based Langan Design’s latest yacht to ply the waters is the elegant HJB motoryacht Calliope (pictured).

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