Founding Partner at Owen Clarke Design LLP

Merfyn Owen

Merfyn Owen is a naval architect, fellow of RINA and founding partner of Owen Clarke Design LLP.  He first rounded Cape Horn as co-skipper of an Open 60 in 1993 and was later retained as project manager for the design and build (at JMV, in Cherbourg) of the Finot-Conq designed IMOCA 60, Team Group 4. Including Kingfisher in 1999, he has been the lead designer of the eight Open 60’s, along with many of the eighteen Class 40s and innovative projects that OCD have to their credit.