Farr Yacht Design, Ltd. is acknowledged as the top racing-yacht design team in the world based upon one of the most extensive and impressive records of winning yacht racing results ever compiled by a single design group.

Senior Naval Architect


Luke Shingledecker is a Senior Naval Architect and Shareholder at Farr Yacht Design. Luke joined the team as a full-time employee in the summer of 2000, having served as a design intern for FYD the previous winter. Luke was originally hired to assist with design related research and consulting tasks but his experience has also included detail drawing production and appendage design on a wide variety of projects. His current responsibilities include preliminary and concept design, sailplan development, and design research as well as rating analysis and optimization.
Graduating from the Webb Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Luke came to FYD one month after graduation. During his time at Webb, Luke had the opportunity to intern at Sparkman & Stephens in New York City and Kvaerner Masa Marine in Annapolis. 
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Luke spent many years sailing on lakes in the region. In Annapolis, Luke is an avid Laser sailor and crews on a variety of area keelboats. He is currently the Vice Commodore of the Severn Sailing Association.