Paul Stanyon studied Naval Architecture through a cadetship with the Australian Navy at Garden Island Dock Yard in Sydney.  Immediately following his study he then moved to WA where the marine industry was bracing itself for the 85 Americas cup defence. Paul worked with Precision Marine designing and building spectator ferries on top of the Precision brand of motor cruisers and cray fishing vessels. Precision then became Austal ships.

Paul relocated to the U.K. where to work with Dubois Yacht Design, detailing cruising racing yacht construction drawings. Returning to Australia he then worked in the production design office at Riviera Marine assisting with their range of motor yachts.

In 1990 Paul designed the Buizen 48 for Mastercraft Marine which became one of Australia’s iconic production yachts, and around 50 have now been built with some having won around-the-world races whilst others have done well in the handicap divisions of the Sydney to Hobart. Responding to a market for a smaller version, Paul then designed the 40ft model of which 25 were built to world class standards by brothers Eddy and Fritz Buizen.

When Lloyds ships re-opened in the early nineties under new ownership, Paul was employed as one of their Naval Architects in the design office and then became Project Design Manager for a 40 metre motor yacht and tourist ferry.  He went onto work with Brisbane Ship Construction where amongst numerous commercial work-boats and ferries, the first six Brisbane City Cats were constructed.

Paul’s extensive contracted design work led to the creation of Stanyon Marine Design Pty Ltd, which focused on commercial vessel design compliance as an accredited ship designer with Maritime Safety Queensland. Stanyon Marine Design also provided brand-new designs, modification plans and approvals for a range of vessels spanning 6 metre recreational vessels to 40 metre charter boats.

The Stanyon Cruise Cat range of aluminium power catamarans were established as superb sea boats, and led to larger commercial fishing and research vessels based on their effective designs.  Fibreglass versions were built in larger sizes.

Voyager catamarans commissioned Stanyon to design the 1040, which became a very popular vessel in both recreational and charter services throughout Australia. This was then followed by the design of the outboard-powered Powercat and the Dart 10, which led to the custom built Seacrest 40 composite power cats.

An owner of a Buizen 48 who was looking to move into a larger version of his much-loved boat, commissioned Paul to design the Stanyon 86.  An elegant sailing vessel beautifully built by Boat Speed in Gosford, New South Wales. This vessel became an a very exclusive charter boat in northern Queensland, and hosted many high-profile guests including celebrity, Keanu Reeves.

Stanyon Marine Design provided compliance for trailer-sailors, jet skis, wave piercers and construction barges.  Paul has extensive experience with surveying almost every type of vessel you can imagine. He has worked with vessel and fleet operators of passenger and car ferries, tugs, work vessels, barges, pilot vessels and even bulk cargo ships. These experiences have provided him with invaluable skills and the opportunity to work in the larger commercial design and construction markets.

Stanyon Marine Consulting brings 35 years of experience in the marine industry to the table. Paul’s perspective and wide range of work experience enables him to be able to offer value to your next marine project or vessel, and make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.