Butch Kemp Designs was created by Butch Kemp in 2008, a retired army colonel, while running his French company, Penworth Marine Engineering. While serving he obtained his degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. After enjoying some success in the south of France, working on yachts such as Tatoosh, Carinthia VII and Rahal, doing modification design he had the chance to design his first full construction super yacht in 2010.
Known in Europe as the “Man with the Golden Hands” he saw great opportunities to expand into the design and construction field of super yachts and started operations in the US. One of the first contracts that Butch Kemp Designs took on was to create a warranty network for Azimut Benetti yachts. Still today we handle all warranty work for Azimut Benetti USA.