Created in 2006 by Nicolas Goldenberg and based in Valencia, Spain since 2016. GYD focus on the design, refitting and surveying of pleasure crafts.
At its early years GYD provided services and collaborated with some of the most prestigious European yards in the design and development of their crafts. This provided GYD with extensive experience in design, engineering, manufacturing and hi performance composites.
This experienced has been translated into the first GYD design a Mini 650 proto, the No Koncept, launched in 2008. This hi performance boat is the first professionally designed and built Mini 650 to be launched in Argentina and also the first boat to feature a carbon canting keel and a square top main sail.
Since, then and as a result of its innovation, quality and style, GYD, has been involved with the most prestigious yards in the design and development of new sailing and power crafts.
Nicolas Goldenberg CEO & Naval Architect
Nicolas was born in Argentina in 1983, linked to sailing from a young age he decided to pursuit his dream of becoming a naval architect. After his graduation from Southampton Institute (UK) he continued his development as a naval architect in a very prestigious Italian yacht design office. In addition to the experienced gained in the field Nicolas has continued his studies in project management and marine surveying.
Our values define who we are and our relationship with our clients and suppliers. We believe in the value of the word; success can only be achieved by a positive approach and hard teamwork.
Our vision is to connect more people to the water by creating the perfect boat according to their requirements.
Water and wind drive our passion; being in direct connection with the elements.
"They are open-minded, enthusiastic, and have a solid “can do” attitude, which will serve them well in their future success. Even when project obstacles that I had created, hampered the result, the team at
GYD worked systematically through each challenge and never gave up on the end result. Nicolas and his team went far beyond what they were asked to do. They are true yachting business professionals."
Working closely with AWS, GYD produced a design that has met the design challenges with innovation and flexibility of thinking. The K8’s performance has met expectations and is punching above its size. So onto the next challenge – the AWS650, an upgrade performance version of the RG650. Then more to come! I can highly recommend GYD.
I have been developing the ANZ650 design for more than 7 years, and Nicolas has played a key role in the resolution of the challenge. Nicolas has really helped to develop my design, and I have given him complete freedom in decisions and proposed innovations. His extensive experience in construction and new technologies are proving to be essential.