Since 2003, Fernando de Almeida and Veronica Siqueira are partners in Fernando de Almeida Yacht Design Studio where they design boats up to 67 meters and have projects built by various shipyards such as: Inace, ProBoat , Rio Star, Jim Smith Tournament Boats, Intermarine, Spirit Ferretti, Sedna, GT Boats , Beneteau Brazil and Southern Wind.
FERNANDO DE ALMEIDA
Graduated from Mechanical Engineering at the Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Fernando is son of the awarded Brazilian architect, Eduardo de Almeida.
Before starting his own studio, he worked for notorious design studios where he participate in important projects:
In Wally Yachts, in Monaco, he conceived Wally 143 Esense and the award winning Compasso d´Oro ADI Wally 80 sailboats.
At Nauta Yachts, based in Milan, he participated in the design of several sailing yachts, including the Nauta 70', My Song 84' and in several other projects of sailboats from 78' to 130'.
In Bertram Yachts, in Miami, he participated in the interior of the whole range of sportsfisherman from 28’ and 72´ boats.
Veronica is graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation University.
After moving to Milan she started working on furniture and graphic design.
Together with the designer Marco Milisich, she not only designed furniture but also worked in various marketing campaigns for several Italian furniture brands, meanwhile attending classes at Politecnico di Milano.
She eventually moved to Nice, south of France, where she worked with digital design in Rom, a web agency that provides digital media services for clients in the surrounding region of Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Grasse, Saint Paul de Vence and Menton.
Back in Brazil, she did a SMEs MBA at FIA, Fundação Instituto de Administração, and eventually founded Fernando de Almeida Yacht Design Studio with Fernando’s partnership.