Brave enough, twenty years ago, to slip the moorings of hotel design and set course for the sometimes eddying waters of yacht design. Resolutely forward looking ever since, Simon continues to lead the progressive design emerging from the B&R studio, creating by example. Multi-media savvy, from blue pencil sketches to creating digital animations, Simon will just unfailingly produce the design goods. “Shockingly beautiful” as a client recently observed ( the design, not Rowell, although he scrubs up well ). An extensive design library sits on the Vitsoe shelves behind his head – Adams, Ken; Ando, Tadao – but largely unnecessary as it’s all in his head anyway.