When Craig Loomes first started drawing boats, his small design company was logically named after its founder and sole employee and, as his work become more sought after, was formally incorporated in the early nineteen nineties.
Just six years later, the company had delivered a significant statement to the international yachting world with the launch of the very innovative 27m Ultimate Lady one of the first wavepiercer motor yachts ever and recipient of an International Super Yacht award in 1998.
At that time, Andre Moltschaniwskyj a composite materials structural engineer who had consulted to Loomes on a number of his designs over the preceding years - joined as a significant shareholder and director, with Kirsty Loomes also appointed as a director prompting a minor name change to Craig Loomes Design Group Ltd.
The intervening years have seen the company growing in size, turnover and market presence, with entry into a wide variety of international markets that have included work-boats, high speed para-military interceptors, passenger ferries, fire-boats, pleasure boats, motor yachts, innovative sail boats and even more innovative record breakers, such as the 24m trimaran Earthrace and the 31m wavepiercer Planet Solar, currently under construction in Germany. This focus on proven innovation has recently attracted the attention of the military sector, opening up a whole new market for the company.
Although Loomes continues to play a major role, the company is now a very capable organization in it's own right, with a large library of tank tested and proven hull forms covering a huge range of vessel types and configurations.
The company continues to grow it's in-house structural engineering capability and can boast specialist skills not only across all sectors of marine composite design, but in wood, steel and aluminium that allows the delivery of highly detailed and integrated vessel design packages.
The growing maturity and capability of the organization has now prompted another name change to LOMOcean Design Ltd, creating a new brand that demonstrates a commitment to longevity and continuity of the company and reflecting the synergy associated with a team effort from a hard working, skilled and loyal workforce. The name borrows a little from the surnames of each of the principals of the company and blends with the word ocean a place that all the company's creations are designed for - and belong to.